Biological Resources
1854 TREATY AUTHORITY
GRAND PORTAGE | BOIS FORTE

Wildlife

The Resource Management Division sets off-reservation hunting and trapping seasons/limits for enrolled band members, issues licenses and registers harvested animals in accordance with our Conservation Code and the 1988 Agreement with the State of Minnesota....

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Fisheries

Fisheries is one focal area for the Resource Management Division. We are involved in various aspects of research and management of fish populations in the Ceded Territory. Much of our fisheries work deals with walleye management....

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Wild Rice

Wild rice, known as manoomin in the Ojibway language, has been a valuable food source and a culturally significant resource to Native Americans for centuries. The 1854 Treaty Authority is involved in the preservation, protection, and enhancement...

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Invasive Species

The 1854 Treaty Authority has joined the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers" campaign to help prevent the spread of invasive species within the 1854 Ceded Territory. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals, and pathogens that live primarily in water...

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Environment

Because all things are interconnected, the 1854 Treaty Authority is concerned about the health of the environment.  We must work together to preserve and protect the environment (air, water, land) for future generations...

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Research Projects

Read more about our special wolf and moose research projects here...

Wolf Research Moose Research