University of Minnesota researching where to build loon center
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The University of Minnesota and the National Loon Center Foundation are working to build a center for loon education and conservation.
Minnesota Daily reports that the university's Department of Applied Economics is conducting a feasibility study to see if the national loon center should be built in Crosslake.
Researchers say Crosslake is a good location because it's a natural habitat for loons and would benefit from additional conservation work.
Experts say the center will promote the protection of the area's natural resources and loon population. It will also educate the community about the aquatic birds.
Elliot Charette is an economics graduate student working on the study. He says there will be a demographic analysis, a demand evaluation and a revenue analysis.
The center is expected to be built by 2021.