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MN Lake Superior Watershed Stream Science Symposium II

January 6-7, 2016
University of Minnesota Duluth
Kirby Ballroom
Duluth, MN

Registration required:

$65 per person ends at 4:00 pm CST on 12/30/15;
$130 per person from 12/30/15 to the event.

For more information and to register, see:


This symposium is a follow-up to the 2014 event building upon the research presented, knowledge base established and visions developed for Lake Superior Tributaries.

During the symposium, researchers, managers, agency staff, tribal authorities, and staff from natural resource NGOs will:

  • Present the latest Lake Superior stream and watershed research
  • Share data and data gaps
  • Discuss management issues, objectives, and strategies

Symposium presentations will identify important stressors on Lake Superior tributaries and will help focus research, management, funding, and decisions on wise use of limited resources to best benefit tributaries. In addition, the symposium will provide guidance for planners, managers and coastal communities on incorporating scientific information and cost-effectiveness into planning and management decisions that maintain or improve watershed health and biotic integrity.

This year the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) will be a featured theme. The ELOHA project aims to expand understanding of the relationships between and use, management, flow and water quality that govern the health and resilience of Lake Superior streams in Minnesota under future climate scenarios. The project will address identified climate adaptation needs by developing models and outreach materials for understanding likely future response of streams to climate and land use change to aid land and water use planning, stream management, restoration, and climate adaptation.

This symposium was funded in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and NOAA under Award NA14NOS4190055 provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program. It was planned by staff from the MN Department of Natural Resources, MN Sea Grant, MN Pollution Control Agency, US Forest Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, Lake Superior Coldwater Coalition, Trout Unlimited, and the Laurentian Resource Conservation and Development Council.

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