North 4 Subsections: St. Louis Moraines, Tamarack Lowlands, Nashwauk Uplands, and Littlefork-Vermilion Uplands

graphic of Minnesota showing the location of North 4The St. Louis Moraines, Tamarack Lowlands, Nashwauk Uplands, and Littlefork-Vermilion Uplands Subsections Forest Resources Management Plan (North 4 SFRMP) was approved in December 2010 following review of comments received on the draft SFRMP from two public review opportunities and appropriate revisions. The plan identifies long-term goals and strategies to implement vegetation management on approximately 1.17 million acres of forest lands managed by the DNR in eight counties in north-central Minnesota. Approximately 712,000 of those acres are suitable for timber production. Comments to the draft SFRMP and the DNR's responses are included as Appendix U to the final North 4 SFRMP.

This plan was developed by an interdisciplinary DNR team from the divisions of Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecological Resources-Waters and includes:

  • long-term strategic goals, strategies, and desired future forest conditions (DFFCs)
  • cover type management recommendations to foresters concerning specific vegetation management techniques
  • a stand exam list of 133,800 acres to be treated consistent with the strategies, DFFCs, and cover type management recommendations identified in the final North 4 SFRMP. (Specific stands added in response to public comments on the draft plan will be identified after fieldwork has been done, and a revised stand exam list will be posted.)

The final North 4 SFRMP may be obtained by downloading the final plan chapters, maps, and appendices; requesting a paper copy (300+ pages), or requesting a CD.


Direct comments or questions about this plan to:

Lynn Sue Mizner, Forestry Planner
DNR Division of Forestry
1200 Minnesota Ave., S.
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: 218-927-7500 ext. 245