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Support School Trust Land Transfer

By March 29, 2015 No Comments

MREA calls on members this week to support the school land trust transfer within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area during the current federal public comment period.

With the proposed exchange, the U.S. Forest Service would exchange about 30,000 acres of State School Trust Lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in exchange for an equal value of federal lands to be selected from a pool of approximately 39,000 acres of Forest Service System Land located outside the BWCAW within the Superior National Forest.

The United States Forest Service has invited the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Please send the following message: Download the form here.

I support the USDA Forest Service proposed land exchange. When selecting the final federal candidates the Forest Service should give preference to those federal lands that are contained within the legislative priority areas. Those lands provide the best long-term economic benefits to Minnesota’s school children.


  • Your name
  • Date
  • School District Name
  • Role with School District

Direct your message to the Forest Service or the Minnesota DNR.

MREA supports this transfer and thanks MSBA and specifically Denise Dittrich at ddittrich@mnmsba.org. for leadership on this issue for all Minnesota’s children.

Learn more about this issue.