Tag: conservation district

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District talk about recent drought conditions, low water levels

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/20/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The dry and drought-like conditions this summer have kept the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation at bay while working on other projects, after learning more from District Manager Steve Hughes recently. Hughes spoke on the dry conditions being of a historic nature. Lakes and rivers have…
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July 20, 2021 0

Conservation Officer weekly report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fishing pressure on Rainy Lake continues to be high. People are reminded that the walleye protected slot limit is 18 inches to 26 inches. Trespass issues and nuisance-animal complaints were handled throughout the week as well. A youth firearms safety class was conducted in the Littlefork area, with…
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July 2, 2021 0

Conservation Officer Reports District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the hot weather resulted in lots of people heading to Rainy Lake to escape the heat or at least get a reprieve from it. Fishing activity has mainly been limited to the mornings or evenings because of the heat. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license in…
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June 9, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District talk about AIS inspectors, shoreland buffers

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/25/21) (Aitkin, MN) — With the boats in the water and the weather turning towards the summer, the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District is running full steam ahead with lake inspectors, projects, and other initiatives to help land and water persevere. District Manager Steve Hughes spoke about the need…
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May 25, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water conservation District needs AIS inspectors, continuing with other Spring work

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/20/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Steves Hughes is gearing up for the open water fishing season and all the public accesses that will be covered by Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors, as we covered that topic and much more with our monthly conversation. Hughes mentioned…
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April 20, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Manager Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/22/21) (Aitkin, MN) — As the Spring thaw continues in the lakes area, water levels continue to rise and other items have kept Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes and his staff, which highlighted our latest monthly conversation.  Hughes did speak about 2020 and how it was…
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March 22, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soial & Water Conservation District transitioning from Winter to Spring

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/4/21) (Aitkin, MN) — As spring temperatures continue with each day now into the month of March, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes returned for his monthly conversation with activity going to be increasing. Hughes talked about even with the winter weather, Forestry work in the…
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March 4, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Director Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/28/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Director Steve Hughes wrapped up 2020 with a look at Water Quality and how it will be affected going into the New Year. Hughes first informed us about how Soil & Water Conservation Districts came to be, especially in Aitkin…
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December 28, 2020 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/24/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Now that November is in the tail end and winter is in full swing, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District is starting to ramp back up activity in our latest update with Director Steve Hughes. Hughes brought the reports and hard numbers from this past…
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November 24, 2020 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Director Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/19/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Director Steve Hughes was back for his monthly update heading into the end of the year and the weather affecting projects that near the end. Hughes talked about rainfall totals and even how snowfall factors into the totals. Given the…
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October 19, 2020 0