Milfoil

These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.


2016 Milfoil Treatment: 

Applicator using liquid 2-4D using subsurface injection

2016 Clearwater Lake Post Treatment Map 


2017 Milfoil Treatment:

Tim Ilse worked on obtaining proposals for our 2017 milfoil treatment.  He received three proposals that Steve & Tim evaluated.  Based upon cost and last year’s performance, they recommended Lake Restoration to the rest of the board, which they approved.  

They did their evaluation and will be treating 59 acres, 5 areas with one area being 39 acres for a total cost of $23,500.

2017 Post Treatment Survey





News & Events JAN 25th

2018 Stearns County AIS Ramp Inspections

CLPO received approval

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DNR News FEB 16th

DNR fisheries seeks comments on Sand, Tamarack lake management plans

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Duluth area fisheries is seeking comments through Friday, March 16 on updated lake management plans for Sand and Tamarack lakes in Carlton County. “Management plans describe the past, present and desire...

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