DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami County.
The species, a grass-like form of algae, was found in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake, according to a press release. Additionally, the DNR has confirmed starry stonewort among heavy native growth in a northeast section of Cass Lake, near the Knutson Dam on the Leech Lake Reservation.
The DNR said it is working with property owners, local government and tribal officials to determine treatment options, as well as conducting further investigations to confirm the extent of the infestation in Cass Lake.