Lujenida Portage Reroute
In 2013 a beaver dam flooded 250-300' of portage including 40' of boardwalk. Erosion has occurred on multiple unsustainable paths used to avoid the flooded section. We propose to reroute about 600' of portage to higher ground.
The Laurentian Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by reducing hazardous fuel, conducting forest vegetation, and managing wildlife and other resources.
Powwow Trail Reroute
Reroute 500' of the hiking trail that goes through a section that is often underwater due to its poor location in a natural drainage. We propose to reroute that section of trail onto durable terrain on the east side of the trail.
The Barker Project proposes to manage vegetation and roads to promote diverse, productive and healthy ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels and provide sustainable forest products.
Cook County Land Exchange
With this exchange, the United States would acquire 1910.76 acres of non-federal land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in exchange for up to apapproximately 1620 acres of federal land.
The LaCroix Ranger District proposes to create young forest, manage forest roads, and conduct vegetation management through harvest, nonharvest, and planting. Please note to email scoping comments send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixed Use Motorized Use Project
The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to allow mixed use of passenger vehicles and ATVs on 5.25 miles of Forest Roads 459 and 457 to enhance long distance recreational vehicle riding opportunities on existing road
Northmet Mining Project and Land Exchange
A land exchange of federal lands in: T59N, R12W, T59N, R13W, and T60N, R13W. Non-federal lands being proposed are located throughout the Superior National Forest in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.
The Kawishiwi Ranger District proposes activities to move vegetation toward desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by managing forest vegetation, reducing hazardous fuel, and managing for wildlife and other resources.
Prospectors Loop Trail
The Prospector OHV Loop Project would to add linkages using existing roads and trails to create a 75 mile OHV riding loop, providing long distance recreational riding opportunities that would connect the cities of Ely and Babbitt.
School Trust Land Exchange
This project would exchange federal Superior National Forest lands located outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for State of Minnesota land located inside the BWCAW.
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeologic Study Special Use Permit
Twin Metals Minnesota has requested special use permit for access to collect baseline hydrogeologic environmental data to data to assist the company's prefeasablity study for a mining project to ensure that the environment is appropriately protected.
BWCAW Non-native Invasive Plant Management Project
Proposal for an integrated pest management approach to treat non-native invasive plants beginning with approximately 14 acres of infestations scattered across the 1.1 million acre BWCAW and possibly expanding up to 60 acres over the next 10 years.
Lake County Fiber Optic Network (RUS)
Lake County (through Compass Consultants Inc.) has submitted a proposal requesting a special-use permit to construct, install, operate, and maintain fiber optic cable (RUS financed) on/over National Forest System (NFS) lands.
North Shore Restoration Project
This project is to restore native vegetation communities along the North Shore of Lake Superior. This project is in conjunction with the North Shore Forest Collaborative.
The project purpose is to promote diverse and healthy vegetation communities by creating young forest through even-aged harvest, improving stand conditions through intermediate harvests and restoring stand conditions through non-harvest activities.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.