cvrProceeedings300wThe pdf Proceeedings Report of the 2018 International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum (5.73 MB) is now available.

Lake of the Woods and its watershed went under the microscope at the 2018 International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum, March 7-8 at the Rainy River Community College in International Falls, Minnesota. The auditorium was jam-packed with close to 170 researchers, resource managers and policy makers – a record attendance!

Participants reflected a broad range of interests and involvement in the watershed, representing 72 organizations, including local governments, soil and water conservation districts, provincial and state governments, federal governments, U.S. Tribes, Canadian First Nations, the International Joint Commission, industry, non-governmental organizations, universities, undergraduate and graduate students, and citizens interested in the future health of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed.

The 2018 Forum Forum featured a two-day symposium and an evening poster session, together totalling 35 presentations, covering:

  • Binational updates
  • Ecology - featuring studies from Voyageurs National Park
  • Fish and Fisheries -- stock status and techniques plus updates on sturgeon
  • Paleolimnology, with a 15 year wrap of what we've learned on Lake of the Woods
  • Environment & Climate Change Canada Science on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River
  • Rainy-Lake of the Woods Basin South - Research and monitoring in the Minnesota portion of the basin.
  • Invasive species and more!

Click here to view or download pdf 2018 Forum Proceedings Report (5.73 MB) .