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Bureau of Land Management proposes to renew hard rock mineral leases in Superior National Forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Environmental Assessment has been released by the Bureau of Land Management to analyze the potential effects of renewing hardrock mineral leases in the Superior National Forest.

The leases include updated stipulations to protect natural resources in the forest.

The leases would be located in the Rainy River Watershed near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service identified stipulations, and would be imposed on the leases in order to lower possible risks to water resources and wilderness areas.

There will be a 30-day public comment period on the EA.

The comment period closes on January 22nd, 2019.

Any written comments should be sent to:

MN Hardrock Lease Renewal EA Project Manager
Northeastern States District Office
626 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Ste. 200
Milwaukee, WI

Click here to read the Environmental Assessment.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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