Insights into the Lake Region

Here are some useful links for you to look over that expand the scope of understanding of Lake of the Woods and its adjacent lands and waterways. If you know of other resources to appreciate, please share them with us.

Facts matters at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area. It's "one of the world's most influential freshwater research facilities".

As of 2020 the Nature Conservancy Canada own eight properties in the area, including several islands. Local partners include the Rainy Lake Conservancy, Lake of the Woods Property Owners Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Lake of the Woods: Its History, Geology, Mining and Manufacturing by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Detailed and very fascinating 1:50 0000 scale geology maps in PDF produced by J.A. Ayer in 2009: the North Sheet, Preliminary Map P.2675 and the South Sheet, Preliminary Map P.2676.

The geologic history of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, reconstructed using seismic-reflection imaging and sediment core analysis by Hougardy, Devin D. (2014)

ResearchGate's publications on the subject of "Lake of the Woods".

Audubon's Lake of the Woods IBA and IBA Canada's Lake of the Woods Sand Spit Archipelago.

The Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association vision is to "preserve one of the most beautiful places on earth as a high quality environment for future generations to enjoy".

The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation has a vision too: "majestic waters with sustainable ecological integrity supporting health, economies and beneficial uses for current and future generations".

The International Joint Commission and the International Rainy - Lake of the Woods Watershed Board.

The Lake of the Woods Control Board regulates the water levels of Lake of the Woods and Lac Seul. You can access basin data, maps, and some interesting calculators

Garmin Navionics' excellent Chart Viewer starts out centred on the big lake. If you zoom in you will see water depths, hazards, and the main routes.