Agassiz Lowlands SFRMP

graphic: Minnesota Map showing location of Agassiz Lowlands

The DNR has prepared a three-year extension of the Agassiz Lowlands Subsection Forest Resource Management Plan (AL SFRMP). This extension establishes the stand exam lists the DNR is using to carry out vegetative management from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2013.

The three-year extension is a continuation of the Agassiz Lowlands seven-year SFRMP, which ended in 2010. The seven-year plan and three-year extension identify long-term goals and strategies to manage vegetation on approximately 785,000 acres of state forest timberlands (lands capable of producing timber) administered by the DNR Division of Forestry and Section of Wildlife. This ecological subsection covers all or parts of five northern Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, and Roseau.

The AL SFRMP three-Year extension consists of two products:

  1. Final Agassiz Lowlands SFRMP Three-year Extension pdf outlines the process and criteria used to identify the three-year stand exam list
  2. Three-Year Extension Stand Exam List pdf provides an inventory of stands for site visit and possible vegetative treatments for fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013. This stand exam list will serve until the next full 10-year revision to the AL SFRMP is prepared for implementation starting in 2014. The extension stand exam list identifies 1,249 forest stands totaling 32,425 acres. Stands on the list have received a preliminary prescription (e.g., harvest, thin, site visit to determine management, or re-inventory).

Direct comments or questions about this plan to:

Robert Pulford, Forestry Planner
DNR Division of Forestry
1601 Minnesota Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
phone: 218-833-8704
fax: 218-833-8668