image of ideal wetland habitat

We have been strong supporters of the following organizations:

  • The National Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Minnesota Waterfowl Association
  • Geese Unlimited
  • Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
  • Turn in Poachers
  • Pheasants Forever
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Lake Winnibigoshish Partnership Program
  • The U.S. Forest Service (U.S.F.S.)
  • MN Dept. of Natural Resources (D.N.R.)

Bowen Lodge is a committed partner in resource management. We are dedicated to the environmental efforts that will provide an enjoyable "Up North" experience for our valued guests, while ensuring a sustainable land use for future generations.

Each year we participate in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lake census, which provides us with a detailed understanding of the health of our fishery.

We completed a milestone project, in private partnership with the DNR and the USFS, to stabilize 4500 feet of eroding shoreline on Bowen’s Flats. As a result of this management, we will control the effects of erosion caused by high water, ice, and wave action. It will also provide new walleye spawning habitat, promote valuable weed-bed growth, protect our shoreline buffer zone, and save a treasured Bald Eagle nesting site.

Another milestone was met in 2006 with the addition of a state of the art, Peat filtration septic system. To learn more, read the article "Bowen's Goes Green With New Septic System".

Bowen Lodge has and will always continue to be strong participants in resource management and conservation. These are small, yet monumental steps in the effort to keep our lakes clean, healthy and vibrant!