Wildlife of the Superior National Forest

The northern forest community thrives with its pine, fir, and spruce trees and is home to numerous wildlife species including eagles, deer, gray wolf, common loon, Canadian lynx, moose, and black bear.

  • Gray wolf :   Northern Minnesota is the last stronghold of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. Approximately 300-400 wolves continue to roam within the boundaries of the Superior National Forest today
  • One of 100 globally important bird areas by the American Bird Conservancy
  • Fish species : walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout can be found in abundance
  • Diverse habitat for a vast array of wildlife species including bald eagle, gray wolf, and Canada lynx, which are species on the Federal endangered list  
  • Deer, moose, common loon, and black bear are commonly seen

Wildlife Viewing on the Forest