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Forest Service shares plans for logging, prescribed burns near the Gunflint Trail

Nov 02, 2018 12:26PM ● By Editor
By Rhonda Silence of WTIP Radio News - November 2, 2018


An open house was held Nov. 1 at the Gunflint Ranger Station in Grand Marais to discuss the Kimball Vegetation Management Project Area. The project will take place in areas along Trout Lake Road, the George Washington Pines Area and the Gunflint Trail, as well as other adjacent areas. The project could include tree harvest, prescribed burning, reforestation, fuel reduction and wildlife habitat improvement actions.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence attended the open house to discuss the Kimball Vegetation Management Project Area. She spoke with Marshell Moy from the Gunflint Ranger District.

To view a map of the Kimball Vegetation Management Project Area, click here.

To learn more about the project, click here.

In addition to the Kimball Project, the ShokoShoe Vegetation Management Project is one that has been several years in the making along a wide swath of forest between the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Middle Gunflint Trail.

A decision was made earlier in 2018 by Gunflint District Ranger Michael Crotteau regarding when the project will take place and what those plans look like moving forward. The final plans for the ShokoShoe Project do involve clearcutting sections of the Superior National Forest, prescribed burns near private property on Hungry Jack Lake and other popular locations in the Middle Gunflint area.

To learn more about this project, click here.

To hear an audio report about the project, follow this link to the WTIP Radio News website.  http://www.wtip.org/forest-service-shares-plans-logging-prescribed-burns-near-gunflint-trail