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.
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!
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.
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