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Ecological Resources

Water Quality Monitoring and Lake Restoration Services

Regulatory monitoring and evaluation of Reservation surface water quality as defined by the federal Clean Water Act for community/public use and aquatic life sustainability.

Water Quality and Ecological Resources Program efforts focus on water chemistry monitoring; aquatic life monitoring; waterfowl population monitoring and enhancement efforts; Nett Lake wild rice growth and production monitoring; updates on rice condition to inform rice conditions and harvest schedule; coordination of USDA non-insured crop disaster assistance program for Nett Lake wild rice; lake/ stream nuisance vegetation removal program; beaver control efforts; land restoration programs to restore historical watercourse and lake extent conditions; contract aquatic vegetation removal services; coordination of the annual Nett Lake wild rice buying and finishing program.



Ecological Resources
Bois Forte Natural Resources
5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772



Chris Holm
Ecological Resources Program Director
Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1305
Fax: 218-757-3547
Email: cholm@boisforte-nsn.gov

William G. Isham
Water Quality Technician
Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1306
Cell: 218-404-4662
Fax: 218-757-3547
Email: bisham@boisforte-nsn.gov

Nicolis Buccholz
Vegetation Removal-Barge Operator
Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1306

Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake


5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion


1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

Urban Office - Minneapolis


1308 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: 612-871-6618

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Urban Office - Duluth


206 West 4th Street #204
Duluth, MN 55806

Office: 218-336-1048

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