Blandin Paper Company (UPM) – 10 miles of new NCT

June 5, 2009
Duluth, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) have signed a binding agreement for the purchase of a working forest conservation easement to forever protect 187,277 acres of Northwoods forests, wetlands and shoreline currently owned by UPM.

http://www.conservationfund.org/news/upper_mississippi_forest_lands_protected_forever

This easement will help permanently protect lands that will soon host approximately 10 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail in Itasca County. A small group of NCTA volunteers is currently working on planning the route across the county.

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