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.
SCHOOL TRUST LAND EXCHANGE
The Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Five public open houses are planned where staff will be available to explain the proposed land exchange . DETAILS
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.
The Forest Service is accepting bids on the former Ely Service Center site in Ely, MN which includes 2.74 acres and buildings. Details and directions regarding bidding available on General Services Administration website.
Currently Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts are recruiting multiple wilderness ranger volunteer postions.
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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Under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act, funds are authorized for projects that protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat; improve the maintenance of existing Forest Service infrastructure; protect and enhance ecosystems on the national forests; and restore and improve land health and water quality.
Learn about prescribed fire on the Superior...
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