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Unique Species Inventory:
natural resource documentation & surveys

Given its designation as a cold-water fishery, Brown’s Creek has been actively managed by the MNDNR as a trout stream and a significant amount of attention has been given to the trout population of the creek. A Unique Species Inventory was initiated in 2015 to highlight the unique and interdependent aspects of the entire Brown’s Creek corridor. The goal of this effort was to increase the awareness and document the occurrence of rare and highly valued natural resources along the creek corridor and contributing watershed areas.

The Unique Species Inventory consisted of conducting surveys for the three distinctly different geographic sections of Brown’s Creek. Field assessments included bird surveys along two regional trails, vegetation surveys, macroinvertebrate surveys, fish and mussel surveys, and a herpetile assessment. The results of the surveys were summarized in representational cross-sections for each region of the creek and incorporated into the 2017-2026 watershed management plan.

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