Border Lakes

The DNR Border Lakes Subsection Forest Resource Management Plan (SFRMP) was approved in 2006, completing a process that began in 2000. Following review of input from two previous public reviews, the DNR began implementing the plan's strategic direction in FY 2004 via annual interim stand examination plans.

The Border Lakes SFRMP was developed by an interdisciplinary DNR team including staff from the divisions of Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecological Resources), made available for public review and comment, and approved by division and department leadership. The completed plan directs vegetation management on approximately 265,000 acres of forest lands administered by the DNR divisions of Forestry and Fish and Wildlife (about 12 percent of the total land area in the subsection).

The final plan includes:

  • long-term strategic goals, strategies, and desired future forest conditions (as revised based on previous public review)
  • summaries of the 10-year stand selection process, the results of which have been used to implement the long-term strategic direction (i.e., stands selected to be field reviewed, and potentially treated, based on criteria consistent with the long-term strategic goals)
  • the complete 10-year list of stands selected for field review and potential treatment
  • a list of stands from the 10-year list that contain white pine
  • DNR responses to comments received during previous public review.

You may receive a copy of the final plan by:

Direct comments or questions about this plan to:

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