Blufflands/Rochester Plateau

graphic: Map of Blufflands Rochester Plateau

The Three-Year Stand List Extension Plan (956 kB ) for state lands located in the Blufflands and Rochester Plateau subsections in southeastern Minnesota has been completed.
DNR determined that a three-year extension was needed to provide forest stand examinations.

  • The extension uses the original SFRMP strategic direction and stand selection criteria.
  • DNR selected 223 stands totaling 4,626 acres to be field visited and evaluated for treatment during the three-year extension period from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012
  • Results of field examination will be used to revise and/or refine management prescriptions
  • A full plan revision was not feasible because SFRMP resources were fully committed to other parts of the state, and a new 10-year plan will be implemented beginning in 2013

The Three-Year Stand List Extension document includes:

  • introduction and background information to provide context to the final 2002 Blufflands/Rochester Plateau SFRMP
  • review of stand selection criteria and annual treatment goals

summaries of stands selected for the three-year extension, listed by forest type, administrative units, and general preliminary prescription categories

  • the complete three-year list of stands selected for field review and potential treatment
  • A summary of implementation and monitoring information.

Direct comments, questions, or requests for a paper or CD copy of any of these final plans can be submitted via email to:

Jon Nelson,
DNR-Division of Forestry,
500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul,
MN 55155-4044;
fax: 651-296-5954
phone: 651-259-5278.