The Trust for Public Land is working to protect 43 acres wedged between Kremer Lake—a popular deep-water fishing spot—and the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway in the heart of northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Owned for years by the Rajala family, the land includes almost a mile of lake frontage in a four-season recreation area and would be an ideal location for second-home development. But so far the Rajalas have resisted offers to sell, preferring to work with The Trust for Public Land to prevent forest fragmentation and add the land to the national forest. We are continuing to work to secure funding for the Northwoods Land Protection Fund to purchase and protect this land so that it remains part of the forest ecosystem.
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