MN Forests for the Future / Upper Mississippi Project
Department of Natural Resources
Our program/project will protect and maintain intact forest ecosystems through the use of perpetual conservation easements and other tools. This program/project will directly protect approximately 187,876 acres of forest and wetlands with permanent conservation easements and 1,300 acres with fee acquisition (project 1 - Upper Mississippi Forest) and will directly protect approximately 2,600 of the 76,251 acre Koochiching project (project 2) with a permanent conservation easement . Project 2 leverages funds from Federal Forest Legacy Program and State Capital Bonding that will protect the remaining 72,000+ acres of the Koochiching Project.