Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
Lake County Demonstration Forest
Lake County Forestry Department
April 30, 2008
Project No. 306-STAR06-07
Contract No. #B07350
This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota's
Lake Superior Coastal Program.
Introduction and Proposed Work
The Lake County Forestry Department requested $2,800 in Coastal Program funding to
continue implementation of the "Plan of Action" for the Lake County Demonstration
Forest. The major work projects included:
1. Revise and re-print the two interpretive brochures Woodland Hiking Tour (add
1.2 mile Lowland Ash Hiking Trail and two additional points of interest) and
Historical Site (re-print in a different color to help differentiate between the two
brochures). Print approximately 3,000 copies of each brochure.
2. Place 20+ pre-constructed sitting logs along the trail system to serve as rest break
locations for hikers. These would be positioned at scenic vistas and at points of
3. Purchase, assemble, and place two picnic tables near the KIOSK.
4. Purchase and install solar-powered lights in the two restrooms.
Past efforts at the Lake County Demonstration Forest included the construction of 4.5
miles of hiking trails, constructing two restrooms, restoring a depleted gravel pit into a
parking area, developing two brochures (Historical Site / Woodland Hiking Tour),
developing a Forest Management Plan, and installing signs (KIOSK, roadside signs, trail
signs, "You Are Here", large wooden main sign).
Work Completed and Results
The Lake County Demonstration Forest Committee met seven times during the grant
period (October 9, 2007 April 30, 2008) and conducted five work days to complete the
work project components listed below.
1. Placed twenty-four (24) sitting logs around the 4