Established in 1909, the Superior is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous clean lakes, and a colorful cultural history. The one million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lies within the boundaries of the Forest. Management by the USDA-Forest Service, under principles of ecosystem management and multiple use, the Forest provides for a diverse community of plants and animals as well as products for human needs. The concept of "all lands" management maintains strong partnerships and collaboration across the landscape. Popular recreational activities include fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing.
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Did you know that you can collect your Christmas tree and balsam boughs from the national forest? DETAILS
Superior National Forest is accepting jack pine and black spruce cones this fall.
Begin date: October 1, 2013
End date: January 1, 2014 or when we meet our bushel goals
What types of cones? jack pine and black spruce
How much will I be paid? jack pine $50/bushel; black spruce $70/bushel
How do I get paid? Collectors need to have a DUNS number and register in SAM. SAM took the place of the old system CCR. It's very important to read the directions in the link below and to bring an invoice when delivering cones.
Where do I drop off cones? Call Forest Service Ranger District contact first to make an appointment to drop off cones.
The lottery application period for the following BWCAW entry points starts December 17, 2013 and ends January 14, 2014.
# 24 Fall Lake
# 25 Moose Lake
D-Fall Lake and Beyond
F- Moose Lake to Newfound & Sucker Lakes
G- Moose Lake –Basswood Lake via Prairie Portage
Lottery applications are available online at www.recreation.gov. We expect to release lottery notifications by January 22, 2014.
The Arbor Day Foundation is featuring the Superior National Forest as the Trees in Memory and Trees in Celebration national forest.
Through this program, people may make donations to the Foundation and receive commemorative cards celebrating an event or in memory of a loved one. With each donation, the Foundation commits to plant trees on the designated Forest.
To learn more, go to: