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A misty morning layer of vapor flows slowly over Shagawa Lake near the  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) Superior National Forest (NF) Kawishiwi Ranger District area, Ely, Minnesota, on March 2, 2018. Superior NF was established in 1909, the Superior is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous clean lakes, and a colorful cultural history. Management by the USDA-Forest Service, under principles of ecosystem management and multiple use, the Forest provides for a diverse communi

Minnesota Technical Resources and Land Uses

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) uses science-based technology to provide conservation planning and assistance to land owners and operators and others to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animal for productive lands and healthy ecosystems.