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Bad Medicine Lake AMA West


The proposed AMA acquisition consists of approximately 7.5 acres with 750 feet of shoreline. Bad Medicine Lake is a closed-basin oligotrophic lake with high water quality. It is presently about 6 feet above ordinary high water level [OHWL] and likely to remain above that level. The lake has been above the OHWL for over 25 years. The proposed AMA contains a high proportion of littoral zone habitat and comprises one of the few areas of the lake with this habitat type. It can be utilized as spawning area and habitat. The upland habitat is used by a variety of game and nongame species. It is directly across the lake from another AMA (within 1/2 mile) that has recently been acquired through the BMLAF with DNR assistance and a RIM match grant. The property is contiguous with state forest land. Bad Medicine Lake is managed as a two-story trout fishery and receives substantial public use through the access at the north end of the lake. The shoreline is used by nesting loons and beaver.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 06/29/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Ray Vlasak

Grant Recipient Bad Medicine Lake Area Foundation

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $373,250

Expended $373,250

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Aquatic Management Area

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Acquisition

Primary County Becker


Latest Indicator Number of acres protected

Target 8

Measurement 8