State Forests

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest


Forest Landscape: The landscape includes hills created by glacial action that meet flat outwash plains. White and red pine, oaks, maples, birch, and aspen grow on the moraines' well-drained sandy soils. Wet, organic soils of the plains support coniferous swamp forests covered with black spruce, northern white cedar, or tamarack.

Management Activities: Mississippi State Forest has 30,680 acres of public lands, of which 8,838 acres are state land and 21,843 acres are Beltrami (most), Clearwater, or Hubbard county lands. Timber harvesting, reforestation, wildlife habitat improvement, recreational development, and environmental protection occur in the forest.

Acres: 45,290

Year Estab: 1935


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