The Superior National Forest is located in the northeastern corner of Minnesota.
Where is this Forest?

 

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Location of Forest

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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In 2014, we celebrate 50 years of federal wilderness protection and management in the United States based on the 1964 Wilderness Act which established a wilderness system of congressionally-designated areas across the country.   The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is part of this national system.  Learn more!

 

 

Superior National Forest managers are conducting a study of roads across the Forest.  This roads study, referred to as "Subpart A", is part of the implementation of the national 2005 Travel Management Rule, 36 CFR 212.   For more information, visit ROAD STUDY AHEAD.

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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:Foundation logo 

 

 

  

FIRE Information        Wildland firefighter

  

 Learn about prescribed fire on the Superior...

 

Superior National Forest managers are conducting a study of National Forest System (NFS) roads across the Forest. This roads study, referred to as “Subpart A,” is part of the implementation of the national 2005 Travel Management Rule, 36 CFR 212.   To learn more, visit the Planning page

Features

Moose in Minnesota

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Tribal governments, agencies and organizations have teamed up to gather more information that may explain higher than expected mortality of adult moose and a noticeable decrease in reported moose sightings over the past few years. 


America's Great Outdoors

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A promise to future generations.


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Spotlights

WTIP Radio Hosts "Tofte and Gunflint Ranger District Update"

Recreation and road updates for the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts

Superior National Forest together with WTIP 90.7 FM Grand Marais community radio is broadcasting weekly updates for visitors planning a trip into the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts.

Air quality cam spotlight

The Boreal Forest

This archived image is from a webcam which is part of our air quality monitoring system.  Click for current images of the Forest.