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Outdoor Life honors fisheries biologist with Green Lake ties

SPICER -- A Minnesota fisheries biologist honored in the recent edition of Outdoor Life magazine has played a role in helping Green Lake.

Dick Sternberg is one of 25 honored by the magazine for their work on behalf of conservation and the outdoors.

Sternberg authored a report on the Green Lake fishery last year on behalf of the Green Lake Property Owners Association. His report looked at the challenges facing the walleye fishery in the lake and offered ideas for stocking and improving the fishery.

He continues to work with the Green Lake Fishery Project, the Green Lake Property Owners Association and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Spicer office, on fishery issues in the lake.

Sternberg, 65, is recognized by Outdoor Life for his career as a fisheries biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. After his retirement, Sternberg has continued to play an active role in Minnesota fishing issues. He is credited by Outdoor Life for his work in helping establish the Minnesota Fishing Roundtable, which provides anglers with an opportunity to provide input on state fishery management decisions. The magazine article also points out his work in helping rebuild the walleye fishery in Leech Lake.

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