Crow Wing Forest North

Crow Wing Forest NorthPhoto credit: TPL Staff

The Trust for Public Land recently protected over a 155 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest with over a mile and a half of river frontage on the Mississippi River as part of its ongoing Mississippi Headwaters Program. The land was conveyed to Crow Wing County to be managed as an addition to the Crow Wing County Forest system, providing outstanding public recreational opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation and canoeing, as well as signicant water quality benefits.

The acquisition was funded by the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The Trust for Public Land helped lead the campaign to establish the Outdoor Heritage Fund as part of the 2008 Legacy Referendum that provides dedicated sales tax funding for the environment.

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