Poster Presentation C Thursday, 5:00 6:00 pm C Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall

GIS/GPS Use on the Fond du Lac Reservation

Tim Krohn
Fond du Lac Reservation
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN  55720

The Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa own 30,000 acres of land within a reservation boundary that encompasses 100,000 acres. The band is also a signatory to the 1837 and 1854 treaties which gave band members the right to hunt, fish, and gather on public lands within these boundaries. The 1837 treaty encompasses 13.3 million acres in Minnesota and Wisconsin of which the band exercises rights on 3.2 million acres in Minnesota. The 1854 treaty encompasses 6.3 million acres in northeastern Minnesota. GIS/GPS use provide maps on the Reservation and Ceded Territories for forest cover types, land ownership, hunting zones for moose, deer, and turkey, surface and groundwater monitoring, wetlands protection, housing locations, fish census, fish spawning areas, land use planning, and grave locations. 

The poster display will show maps of Fond du Lac Reservation and the Ceded Territories along with pictures and specialized maps of the above activities.