Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tribal officials investigate gillnet abandoned on Mille Lacs

ONAMIA, Minn. — Tribal authorities are investigating an abandoned gillnet found on Lake Mille Lacs that contained 67 dead walleyes. Last week’s find has revived the controversy over tribal fishing on Mille Lacs, where the walleye population has been on a long-term decline. Mille Lacs is co-managed between the state and eight Ojibwe bands that have court-affirmed treaty rights to…

Study: Wisconsin tribal forests more diverse, sustainable

The study indicated that changes in deer and forestry management can help forests flourish.MADISON, Wis. — Native American reservations in northern Wisconsin have older trees, as well as better plant diversity and tree regeneration than surrounding state or national forests, according to researchers. Dartmouth College and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently published their findings in an issue of the Ecology…