The lake at the heart of the Lake of the Woods National Park is a place where people go to fish, swim and picnic.
But it has become a popular tourist destination in recent years due to a lack of wildlife.
A new report by The Wildlife Trust and the US Army says that it has had more than 2,500 sightings of wildlife since the lake’s first visitors started coming to the park in January 2018.
Many of the sightings are from tourists, with one woman in a wheelchair walking on the lake to fish.
Photo: Supplied But the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has warned that the lake could become a hazard for wildlife if the population continues to increase.
“If the population grows to an unsustainable level, the threat of erosion and degradation to the habitat for wildlife is possible,” a statement from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said.
“The current lake conditions are such that the wildlife population is not stable.”
The US Fish & Wildlife Service said it had a team of biologists, scientists and a specialist biologist working on the Lake for the last several months.
Photo of Lake of The Woods National Parks website “Lake of the woods is a national park that is managed by the US government and operated under the Endangered Species Act,” the USFWS said.
“The lake’s wildlife is threatened by the rapid and uncontrolled growth of humans and the introduction of invasive species such as fish, salamanders and frogs.”
There are significant impacts to native wildlife species, including the disappearance of critical habitat for species that have been dependent on the shoreline for survival for thousands of years.
“In January 2018, about a dozen people took a break from their work to fish in the lake.
But by May, there were fewer than 200 people.
Photo courtesy of the US National Park Service The USFW also cited habitat degradation, water quality and the presence of invasive plants as the reasons why there was such a high number of sightings in the spring.
It said the number of wildlife sightings dropped from about 1,500 to less than 100.
Photo via The Wildlife Foundation and US Army “The park has seen dramatic changes over the past few years,” USFWC wildlife biologist David Smith said.
It is just the nature of the population that we are seeing, the rapid growth of the people, the loss of the wildlife and the degradation of the shorelines.” “
We are not trying to say it is over.
It is just the nature of the population that we are seeing, the rapid growth of the people, the loss of the wildlife and the degradation of the shorelines.”
In 2017, the US Forest Service started removing invasive plants from the lake, but the US FWS said it still needed to remove all of the invasive plants before it could do so.
It also said that many of the fish species were declining in numbers.
In the first half of this year, about 1.3 million visitors came to the Lake from across the country.
“There are currently fewer than 600 fish species present on the entire lake,” Smith said, adding that “this is a very small population compared to what we have seen in the past”.
“It is not clear to us how sustainable the lake is going to be.
We have had to cut off some areas of the lake and it has also impacted other wildlife in that area.”
The report said the current population of the birds was “low” at around 20.
It was also “very limited in terms of the numbers of fish, and that is a problem”.
Photo: USFWD/USFS The USFS said it would consider how it could help protect wildlife.
“This is a complex issue with a lot of different stakeholders involved,” Smith told News24.
“I think that we need to work with the park to find the best way forward to help preserve and manage the ecosystem and keep it intact.”
The lake is part of the Northern Rockies National Park, and it is home to about 500 species of birds.
The Wildlife Trust is also looking into how to restore the lake after it is removed.
“The problem is that the USFS is trying to get the federal government to do something for the park,” Ms Smith said of the proposed federal government plan.
“They’re saying we’re going to get rid of this.
The question is, how do we do that?
What can we do to make the park as ecologically sound as possible?”
“It’s a pretty big job and it’s a lot to do and it would be a huge job if it was a large effort.”
The Wildlife Fund is also concerned about the ecological impact of the park’s restoration plan.
In a statement, it said the US has a “toxic” and “irreparable” ecological legacy, with its land, waters and forests in the park being “damaged by human activity”.
“We are concerned about what the impact would be on other species, particularly wildlife,” the statement read.
While the US Government is not yet taking any