Protect the Border Lakes
From Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness:
DNR Forestry is going through Forestry planning by "sub-sections".
The state forest lands around Voyageurs NP and the BWCAW
are undergoing this planning. DNR has named this the
"Border Lakes" sub-section. Please take a
moment to look over our Talking Points and visit the DNR
"Border Lakes" website. Then contact DNR Forestry
with your comments!
*** ** DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2002 ** ***
DNR "Border Lakes" SFRMP webpage. (info, plans,
*** SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS via THIS WEBPAGE ***
DNR "Border Lakes" comment webpage</a -
please sign your name & address. if you don't want
bulky paper mailings, ask to be on email list or no list
at all. - send your comments. Feel free to use the Talking
TALKING POINTS ABOUT "Border Lakes" SFRMP
definition of terms:
SFRMP (sa-frump?) = Subsection Forest Resource Management
BIODIVERSITY: Why isn't this addressed? Please address
it. Its a policy for
DNR Forests, Minn. Statutes, Chapter 89.
REGULATED FOREST: This harms biodiversity. It is not
in the "Range of Natural Variation". It will
lead to wildlife declines or extinctions for species
that must have older growth habitat. Lets have less regulated
/ more biodiversity
LANDSCAPES: There is no landscape context even though
this was supposed to be a "landscape" plan.
No future forest goals specific numbers for landscape
are stated. please give landscape context
OLD FORESTS: (aka Extended Rotation Forest - ERF). The
writing cannot be understood. It doesnt make sense. The
idea given does not make sense for ecology or management.
DESIRED FUTURE FOREST CONDITION (DFFC) - How do these
goal relate to Landscape goals of MFRC's (minn. forest
resource council) N.E. Landscape Region's landscape goals?
ASPEN CONVERSION - This is a good goal and direction.
Will it be enough, though? Forest is too heavy with Aspen.
Like the natural succession from Aspen/Birch to Conifers.
Like conversion from Aspen/Birch to Conifers. Opppose
herbicide use. Like harvest timing that takes advantage
of natural Conifer seeding
WHITE PINE - Like the plan to encourage & increase
White Pine understory.
SUSTAINABILITY - Like that Forest sustainability is mentioned.
Note "meeting needs of the present" does NOT