Chippewa National Forest

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  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on Chippewa National Forest

    Identifying marks of Emerald Ash Borer on a tree trunk

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in Cass County, including a small portion (southeast) of the Chippewa National Forest. The MDA has enacted an emergency quarantine area surrounding the EAB Generally Infested Area. 


Fire History Update

1917 red pine on Star Island with little underbrush

The Chippewa National Forest has been working with the Leech Lake Tribal College, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the University of Minnesota on a fire history project across the Forest. 

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Chippewa NF Resource Advisory Committee

Two people pulling garlic mustard in a field.

The Chippewa Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met on February 28, 2024, and completed the Secure Rurals Schools Act (SRS) project review. A total of thirteen projects were reviewed by the committee for funding. After over three hours of project discussion, the RAC recommended all thirteen projects for various levels of funding, totaling $373,341. Those approved projects were forwarded to and approved by Forest Supervisor Michael Stansberry.

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