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Trust Lands Managed for the People of St. Louis County

Protecting environmental values
Performing public services
Producing products for people
Providing for the future

A Public Enterprise Trust

Vision Mission
St. Louis County Land & Minerals Department Vision

St. Louis County Land & Minerals Department’s vision is to provide the optimum combination of benefits from tax forfeited trust lands through leadership and a commitment to a standard of excellence in the management of the Tax Forfeited Trust Lands for the people of St. Louis County.

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Programs

The Department’s core function is to administer Tax Forfeited Trust Lands for the benefit of the County, School Districts and Townships in accordance with Statute.

Management of an enterprise fund of this nature requires fiduciary responsibility, innovation, and flexibility to accomplish our core function successfully.

Each tab below contains a summary of our Core Programs.

Forest Management Tax Forfeited Land Administration Special Sites Extractives Recreation
Forest Management

Management techniques such as planned tree removal from the forest, using improved trees, established inventory and land classification systems for analysis to better understand the dynamics of the forest have contributed to the county’s success.

The value of forest products manufactured in Minnesota is increasing.  The demand for wood products is increasing from wood products manufacturers to supply a greater market share of wood products produced in Minnesota.

Acquisition of lands vital to effective management of the tax forfeited land base will play an increasingly important role as large land management organizations liquidate some of their land holdings.

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