A draft of the Lake Superior Reserve’s 5-year Management Plan has been posted in the Federal Register. It is open for public comment until December 2, 2020. Please see below to download the plan and submit comments to the public record.

Review Draft Revised Management Plan

The Reserve Management Plan sets the direction for our programs over the next five years, from 2020 to 2025. The strategic plan outlines overall outcomes of our work, while each sector (research and monitoring, education, coastal training, reserve administration, stewardship and land acquisition) clarifies their own objectives aligned with those outcomes. As part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve system, Reserves update management plans every five years with support from the Reserve Advisory Board.

*PLEASE NOTE: Draft Management Plan PDF 11MB

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    Request for Comments

    We welcome your comments on the draft management plan. Please note that comments will become part of the public record, although they may be made anonymously. Comments must be received on or before December 2, 2020.

    Submit Comments


    If you have questions or you’re unable to submit comments, please email Deanna Erickson using the subject line “Management Plan Comment”.


    Deanna Erickson