Forest Service Extends Comment Period On BWCA Land SwapThe U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.
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Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.
Ex-Minn. Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Forest Fires A former fire chief in northeastern Minnesota has pleaded guilty to setting fires on U.S. forest land. Former Babbitt Fire Chief Ryan Scharber pleaded guilty Friday to one count of setting fires on U.S. forest land. The 30-year-old also pleaded guilty to attempted arson on property used in interstate or foreign commerce.
Superior National Forest Returning To Normal Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown. Forest spokeswoman Kris Reichenbach says some campgrounds had to be closed due to the shutdown, and some forest roads were closed while roadwork was suspended.
Fire Restrictions, Lake Closures Imposed In BWCAThe Superior National Forest has imposed campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and closed some lakes east of Ely because of the fire danger.
Activists Slam GOP Congressmen ‘Bent On Trashing’ BWCAA group called Environment Minnesota says bills moving through the U.S. House of Representatives are a danger to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
NE Minn. Minerals Prospecting Review Completed Federal officials have completed a final environmental impact statement on the effects of prospecting for copper, nickel and other minerals in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota.
Campfire Restriction Lifted In BWCA The U.S. Forest Service lifted campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness effective Wednesday.
BWCA To Keep Lottery System For Some Entry PermitsThe Superior National Forest has partly backed off plans to eliminate the lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry permits.
Areas Reopened On Superior National ForestThe U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.
Rangers Escape Injury With Emergency Fire SheltersSix Superior National Forest rangers deployed rarely-used emergency shelters to escape injury in the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.