Top Minnesota DNR forestry leaders transferred November 8, 2011

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Top Minnesota DNR forestry leaders transferred November 8, 2011, Duluth News Tribune

... The state’s forestry division turned 100 years old this year and now oversees 58 state forests that cover 3.9 million acre ... State land has become popular for deer, grouse and bear hunters; birdwatchers; and ATV riders. But the land is primarily managed for cutting trees for the state’s wood-products industry... In recent years, however, many mills have closed and the industry has downsized. The latest challenge for the state’s forestry experts hasn’t been too much demand, but too little. Cutting across all of the state dropped from a peak of 4.6 million cords in 2006 to just 2.7 million cords last year.

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