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Final Environmental Assessment and Decision Record Released  NEW!
The Bureau of Land Management released the following on May 15, 2019:
  • 1. Final Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential effects of renewing hardrock mineral leases, which include updated stipulations to protect natural resources, in the Superior National Forest

    2. Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

    3. Decision Record (DR)
     
The leases are located in the Rainy River Watershed near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The EA includes a public comment analysis and the lease forms, showing the updated stipulations identified by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service to be imposed on the leases to mitigate possible risks to natural resources.

All of these documents can be found by clicking “Documents” on the left side of this page.
 
Other Pending Mineral Activities in the Superior National Forest
The BLM currently oversees 41 additional applications in the Superior National Forest. These include new prospecting permit applications, prospecting permit extension applications, and three preference right lease applications. A list of these permits and applications can be found at the BLM’s Hardrock Mineral Applications within the Superior National Forest, MN page.


The Bureau of Land Management released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on December 20, 2018 that analyzes the potential effects of renewing hardrock mineral leases, which include updated stipulations to protect natural resources, in the Superior National Forest. The leases are located in the Rainy River Watershed near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The EA includes updated stipulations identified by the U.S. Forest Service to be imposed on the leases in order to mitigate possible risks to natural resources.

The draft Environmental Assessment was available for a 30-day public review and comment period from December 20, 2018 to January 30, 2019. To see this document and to provide comments, please click Documents on the left side of this page.

 
 
 
 
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