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, cross country skiing and ice fishing. Links to more recreational activities can be found on the left sidebar under Recreation.
Superior National Forest to Improve Forest Conditions Through Prescribed Fire
If you are out and about the Superior National Forest this spring and smell smoke it very likely is a signal that fire crews are working to improve habitat for native wildlife and plants, to prepare sites for planting, or to reduce the threat of wildfire by reducing fuel build-up. Details and maps.
Comment period on the ShokoShoe Project Environmental Assessment is underway.
The ShokoShoe Project Environmental Assessment and supporting documents are available for review on the Superior National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/superior/projects
Temporary Closure of Moose Lake and Ojibway Brush Disposal Sites (March 31)
For public safety, the Moose Lake and Ojibway Brush Pile Disposal Sites managed by the USDA Forest Service east of Ely, Minnesota are temporarily closed for disposal of brush until further notice. This will allow fire crews time to burn the existing large piles of debris from last summer's wind storms. DETAILS
Public comments invited regarding withdrawal of Federal Minerals in Rainy River Watershed from exploration and development
The Forest Service is currently conducting a public scoping period to gather public input on the proposed withdrawalminerals on an area of the Superior National Forest within the Rainy River Watershed. Details about the proposal and directions for providing written comments are posted on the Project page..
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Forest Service support North Shore Coastal Forest Restoration
Through the Joint Chiefs’ Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Partnership in northeast Minnesota (MN), the USDA Forest Service (FS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are investing funds and technical expertise to support ongoing efforts to restore and protect forest health, maintain clean water, and improve wildlife habitat in the MN North Shore Coastal Forest.
Forest Service and State of MN Boost Collaborative Forest Management Through Good Neighbor Authority
February 2, 2016 - Duluth, MN. In a move that will boost collaborative management of Minnesota’s forest lands, the U.S. Forest Service has signed a Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) master agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).U.S. Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources to Utilize GOOD NEIGHBOR AUTHORITY to Restore Forest and Watershed Health in Minnesota