Minnesota's Forest Resources at a Crossroads (GEIS)

"Minnesota's Forest Resources at a Crossroads" is a series of 15 briefs that summarizes the draft version of a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) (1993). The GEIS identifies and assesses the environmental, economic, and social impacts of potential increases in timber harvesting and forest management activities in Minnesota. The GEIS also develops mitigation strategies for these impacts and offers strategic policy recommendations. The study was commissioned by the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. This information forms the basis for discussion about the future protection and management of Minnesota's forest resources. They are reproduced below as PDF's.