Land Exchange, St. Louis County

Environmental Assessment (EA)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) proposes to exchange four state-owned parcels of land consisting of approximately 122 acres for seven private-owned parcels of land consisting of approximately 198 acres. All parcels are located in St. Louis County within eight miles of Floodwood, MN.

The purpose of this land exchange is to consolidate ownerships with the potential to improve recreational and management efficiencies of public conservation lands along the St. Louis River Corridor.

Lands and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) assistance was used to acquire the state lands located along the St. Louis River. Pursuant to Section 6(f)(3) of the LWCF Act, lands acquired for public outdoor recreation shall not be wholly or partly converted to other than public outdoor recreation uses without the approval of the National Park Service (NPS).

Review Period

A 32-day public review and comment period is open from March 28, 2013 through April 29, 2013. Written and signed comments on the EA must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Email:

sam.johnson@state.mn.us

Fax:

218-999-7921

Mail:

Sam Johnson
MN DNR
1201 E. Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information, or to request a printed copy of the proposal, please call Sam Johnson at 218-999-7921or the DNR Information Center at 1-888-MINNDNR (toll free).