Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands Four million dollars in federal funding to purchase Minnesota School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) was included in the recently passed $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill. This historic milestone is part of a larger land deal…

School districts’ resolutions could result in $4 million in aid from Land and Water Conservation Fund The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) land swap has taken a step forward. On Wednesday, March 21, the U.S. Congress unveiled its omnibus spending bill. If the bill passes, $4 million would be…

MSBA hopes you will join us and submit a letter of support for the federal acquisition of the School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Nearly 10 percent of lands within the BWCAW are School Trust Lands were granted by the United States to Minnesota…

Today the School Trust Lands Commission (officially called the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission) received an update from School Trust Lands Director Aaron Vande Linde regarding three proposals in various omnibus bills traveling through the Legislature. The first proposal would increase the frequency in which deposits are made to Permanent…

A School Trust Lands bill is traveling through the Senate. Sen. Tom Saxhaug has authored a package of three School Trust Lands bills that have been combined into one bill — SF 2638. The bill, endorsed by MSBA and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, was heard Thursday in the Senate…

The United States Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the DNR Central Office (500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul). With this proposed exchange, the…

Source: U.S. Forest Service  The Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. With this proposed exchange, the United States would acquire approximately 30,000 acres of state School Trust Lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness…

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