Chippewa National Forest employees Todd Tisler and Jon Hodgson accepting the USDA Forest Service's "Rise to the Future" award for the Knutson Dam Replacement Project. The annual Rise to the Future award celebrates outstanding leadership in fisheries, hydrology, soil science and air programs.
In September 2015, the Chippewa National Forest and partners implemented the Knutson Dam Replacement Project which included removing the existing dam and replacing it with rock arch rapids. The following partners provided funding and technical expertise for the project: MN DNR, Leech Lake Band of Ijibwe, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership, Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, BIA and Ottertail Power. more