The DNR is preparing subsection forest planning for Northern Minnesota and Ontario Peatlands (NMOP) and the Northern Superior Uplands (NSU) in northern Minnesota. We intend to use electronic communication technology to improve access early in the planning process so that public involvement occurs in a more timely way to influence forest management planning decisions. Webinars, or internet seminars, will be used to explain the process, solicit your input through questions and surveys, and provide the data you need to have meaningful input into the process.
The webinars will be presented by DNR professional resource managers and will be recorded so that you can participate at a time convenient to you if the live webinar is at a time when you cannot participate.
- The first webinar addressed the changes to the SFRMP process since the first generation of plans. Some of these changes are in response to things the planning staff has learned. Others are in response to new legislation or policy regulating forest management. Recorded webinar (download WebEx player to view webinar.)
- You are encouraged to submit your questions and comments to the first webinar to the lead planners:
- A second webinar will present alternative harvest levels, age class distributions, and climate change adaptation strategies, and explain the models used to develop forest stand examination lists.
- A final webinar will present the draft plan that the teams developed with consideration of your input in these earlier webinars. Additional webinars can be scheduled as needed; links to future webinars will also be posted here.