DNR Celebrates Cass County Land Donation From The Nature Conservancy
Minnesota state forest land just got over 2,700 acres bigger. DNR officials gathered today to celebrate the acquisition of the Camp Lake property in Cass County, which was donated by the Nature Conservancy.
Now the DNR will conserve that land, which supports local forest industry and animal habitats. The director of the Nature Conservancy, Peggy Ladner, said, “It’s good for wildlife habitat, hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities.”
DNR officials say that preserving this land does more than just protect our environment, it also makes sure that people throughout Minnesota can enjoy our forests for years to come. Ladner said, “We want to attract people from all over the nation to come and enjoy our northwoods. They’re going to do that if the northwoods is here.”
Now that the donation is official, this land can be a legacy that everyone can benefit from now and into the future.