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.
Prospectors Loop Trail
The Kawishiwi Ranger District is proposing a motorized trail connecting Ely, Babbitt, Tower, and Embarrass as well as connections to State Parks (Bear Head Lake, Tower Soudan Mine, and Vermilion) and other attractions to provide recreational benefits
Cook County Land Exchange
A land exchange is proposed with Cook County, Minnesota. 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 approximately 1620 acres of federal land. Scoping comments on the project are most useful if recieved by December 21, 2012.
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.
McCarthy Special Use permit
This proposal is to issue a special use (SU) permit to utilize an existing SU road that already has an existing SU permit with another landowner.
Mixed Use Motorized Use Project
The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is accepting scoping comments until April 18th, 2013 for a proposal 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. See the website www.mndnr.gov/polymet for the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement and information on how to submit comments on the project. The Draft Biological Assessment and Draft Biological Evaluation are posted here. The land exchange legal notice will be posted here after the Notice of Availability of the SDEIS is published in the Federal Register.
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.
Twin Metals Minnesota Hydrogeologic Study Special Use Permit
Purpose is to obtain hydrogeologic data to prepare models to characterize the existing groundwater environment, baseline groundwater quality, and the relationship of the groundwater with the surface water conditions within and beyond the potential mine project area. The data will be used for predicting the potential interaction amongst groundwater, surface water, and wetlands in the vicinity of any mining project that Twin Metals Minnesota may propose.
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.
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. It is anticipated that the legal notice of decision will be published in the Duluth News Tribune on August 30, 2013.
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. The legal notice for the EA comment period was published in the Duluth News Tribune on January 17, 2014.
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 Gunflint Trail Historical Society is proposing to construct five buildings within their 50-acre permitted area. Buildings are proposed to be constructed where buildings existed in the past.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.