The LaCroix Ranger District proposed to create young forest, promote white pine regeneration, enhance scenic quality, reduce hazardous fuels, manage forest roads, and conduct vegetation management through harvest, nonharvest, and planting.
Northshore Trail Enhancement Project
Lake County and the Minnesota DNR propose to upgrade segments of the Northshore Snowmobile Trail on the Superior National Forest to accomodate ATV use.
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.
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.
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.
Lake One Campsite Project
The Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest is proposing to add two campsites to Lake One which is located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Gypsy Moth Slow-the-Spread Project
Treatment of forest lands to slow the spread of the non-native invasive species, gypsy moth. The treatment is a species specific pheremone called disparlure. Scoping comments on the proposal are most useful if received by March 31, 2013.
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.
Crane Lake Sustainable Land Corporation Land Exchange Proposal
This is a land exchange proposal involving federal land located within and adjacent to the Town of Crane Lake for private land in the general vicinity of Crane Lake and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The legal notice for the decision is anticipated for publication in the Duluth News Tribune on August 23, 2013.
Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permit EIS
Broadscale analysis to address FS consent and BLM issuance of federal hardrock mineral prospecting permits and operating plans (present and future).
The Bureau of Land Management Record of Decision, signed on September 20, 2012, is available under the Decison Documents portion of this webpage.
Kawishiwi Minerals Exploration Project
Minerals exploration on the Kawishiwi RD of the Superior National Forest. Primary activity would be exploratory drilling. This decision was signed in November 2007.
Mesabi Black Quarry Grout Pile Expansion
Cold Spring Granite Co. has submitted a request to expand their wast-rock (grout) stockpile approximately 14 acres. This expansion is beyond what is currently approved in their operating plan for the quarry.
Skibo Vegetation Management Project
The proposed activities in the project area are intended to move vegetation from its existing condition toward the desired conditions as described in the Forest Plan by managing forest vegetation age, composition, structure, and spatial patterns.
South Fowl Lake Snowmobile Access Project EIS
Provide safe access for snowmobilers/anglers to South Fowl Lake. This project would route current access off County roads to improve safety for drivers and snowmobilers. An EIS is being prepared to comply with a Minnesota District Court ruling.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.