On May 3, 2007 DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten signed the final approval for the DNR Mille Lacs Uplands Subsection Forest Resource Management Plan (SFRMP). This officially completes a process that began in 2000. Following review of input from two previous public review opportunities, the DNR began implementation of the plan's strategic direction in FY FY2005 (i.e., July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005) via annual interim stand examination plans.
The Mille Lacs Uplands SFRMP was developed by an interdisciplinary DNR team (i.e., including staff from DNR 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 330,000 acres of forest lands administered by the DNR Divisions of Forestry, and Fish and Wildlife (about 15% of the total forestland in the planning area).
The DNR Mille Lacs Uplands Subsection Forest Resource Management Plan (1.48mb ) final plan includes:
Long-term strategic goals, strategies, and desired future forest conditions (as revised based on previous public review)
Summaries of the 7-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 7-year list of stands (463kb ) selected for field review and potential treatment.
DNR responses to comments received during previous public review.
You can receive a copy of the final plan by:
Download the plan:
Requesting a paper copy (i.e., 160 pages without the complete list of selected stands, 205 pages with the complete list of selected stands)
Requesting a CD copy
Comments, questions, or requests for a paper or CD copy of the final plan can be submitted via email to [email protected]; mail to Jon Nelson, DNR-Division of Forestry, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4044; fax to 651-296-5954; or call 651-259-5278.