Northmet Mining Project and Land Exchange

A land exchange of federal lands in: T59N, R12W, T59N, R13W, and T60N, R13W. Non-federal lands being proposed are located throughout the Superior National Forest in St. Louis and Lake counties. The environmental analysis for the proposed land exchange was addressed as a connected action in the NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange Environmental Impact Statement in which the Forest Service is a co-lead agency with the MN Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers. See the website for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, including the Biological Assessment and Biological Evaluation. The Forest Service Final Record of Decision for the land exchange is posted here.

Location Summary

Federal lands located in St. Louis county near Hoyt Lakes. Non-federal lands located in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties.

Districts: Laurentian Ranger District, Gunflint Ranger District, Kawishiwi Ranger District, LaCroix Ranger District

Project Milestones

NOI in Federal Register10/13/2010
DEIS NOA in Federal Register12/13/2013
FEIS NOA in Federal Register11/17/2015
Objection Period Start11/17/2015
Implementation01/01/2017 (Estimated)

Project Documents

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