Management Activities Meeting Scheduled for State Forest
Jennifer Lewerenz | Feb 12, 2019 AT 12:11 pm
(KNSI) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to share information about management activities in the Sand Dunes State Forest.
Sand Dunes State Forest consists of about 6,000 acres that are owned and managed by the state. It features a variety of plant communities and landscapes-including pine plantations, rare sand dunes, wetlands, woodlands, oak savanna, and prairie. It is home to more than two dozen rare plants and animals.
The DNR will present a brief overview of management activities, then attendees can get more specific information by visiting with staff at individual stations. Management activities to be discussed will include planned timber sales, prescribed burns, and invasive species controls.
The meeting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Big Lake High School, 501 Minnesota Ave E., Big Lake.
Located in Sherburne County, the forest is a popular recreation destination for hikers, horseback riders, hunters, campers, and others.