Sand Dunes State Forest 2017 Draft Operational Plan Available for Public Review
The draft of the revised operational plan for the Sand Dunes State Forest was made available for public review on Wednesday, June 21. Public comments are accepted through Friday, August 4. Submit comments by completing the online public review comment form. The original operational plan was released in 2013 as an appendix to the Anoka Sand Plain SFRMP.
Visit the?Sand Dunes State Forest Stakeholder Advisory Group?page to access the plan and the online comment form.
The Anoka Sand Plain Subsection Forest Resource Management Plan (ASP SFRMP) guides forest resource management for state-administered lands in the Anoka Sand Plain subsection. The Anoka Sand Plain is an ecological subsection in east-central Minnesota covering approximately 1.3 million acres, with approximately 59,000 acres of state forest lands, 19,791 acres of which are capable of producing timber. These lands are administered by DNR Forestry and Section of Wildlife. This subsection covers all or parts of 12 counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Hennepin, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright. The majority of lands subject to this SFRMP are located in Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Morrison, Sherburne, and Benton counties. The Sand Dunes State Forest and the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area are the primary state-administered units within the ASP subsection.
Following review of comments received on the preliminary ASP SFRMP, the DNR made revisions and adopted the final ASP SFRMP. The DNR's response to the comments was developed by an interdisciplinary team from the divisions of Forestry, Section of Wildlife, and Ecological and Water Resources and includes:
Jon Drimel, DNR Forest Resource Planner