Rare Old-Growth Forest Protected in Northeast Minnesota
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Posted by: Julie Hill
The Nature Conservancy announced that it has purchased an old-growth forest northwest of Minnesota’s George H. Crosby Manitou State Park from renowned polar explorer Will Steger.
The land, with trees believed to be older than the state of Minnesota, helps connect more than 4,600 acres of biologically significant forestland in Lake County. The undeveloped forestland in this area is part of the headwaters of the Manitou and Baptism rivers, trout streams that flow into Lake Superior.