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Shields Lake Fish Barrier Retrofits

This project will decommission the existing electric fish barrier located on the tributary between Shields Lake and Forest Lake, and replace it with with a passive, mechanical fish barrier that is similar in design to the Bone Lake inlet and outlet fish barriers. This retrofit will result in long-term cost savings due to lower ongoing operations and maintenance costs.

The project will continue the current efforts to control the carp population in Forest Lake. Shields Lake is located upstream of Forest Lake and may serve as spawning habitat for common carp from Forest Lake. The fish barrier will limit the potential for rough fish movement through the channel that connects Shields Lake and Forest Lake.

The CLFLWD applied for and received a $30,600 Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grant from the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fund this project. View the latest CPL grant report here.