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Fisheries Scientist Pete Jacobson on Tullibees with Northern Waters Land Trust

This week we welcomed back the folks from Northern Waters Land Trust.  Our guests were John Sumption – Land Conservation Specialist and Annie Johnson Grants Manager/Conservation Specialist, joining them today is Pete Jacobson who recently retired from DNR Fisheries and is now a staff member for the Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District.  They are on the morning show to talk about the NWLT’s Clean Water Critical Habitat program which focus’ on direct research regarding the importance of conserving tullibee (also known as cisco) to refuge lakes, enabling them to protect property land either through a conservation easement or fee title acquisitions.

Tullibee require cold, well oxygenated waters – a condition most common in lakes with deep water and healthy surrounding watersheds. Pete Jacobson’s research on tullibees has helped form the basis for water quality programs for many deep, clear lakes around the state.  Pete gives us facts on tullibee, the type of lakes they can be found in and the importance of having them in our lakes.  He also explains how climate change is changing the oxygen levels in our lakes.

For more conservation conversation go to or call 218-547-4510.  For more information on our area lakes visit the DNR LakeFinder here.