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Restoring Our
Minnesota Coastal Forest

To improve the North Shore of Lake Superior’s forest health, wildlife habitat, water quality, and climate resiliency.

About the North Shore Forest Collaborative

The North Shore Forest Collaborative (NSFC) is an association of natural resource agencies, conservation organizations and private landowners working together to restore health to 270,000 acres of Minnesota’s Lake Superior North Shore forest ecosystem.

Our Mission

The North Shore Forest Collaborative seeks to revitalize and maintain a healthy and functioning ecosystem along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior with emphasis on restoring and maintaining native trees and associated forest communities.

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We are grateful for photographer, Ryan Pennesi’s generous donation of landscape photos throughout the website.

The North Shore of Lake Superior is an incredible and unique place that I call home. It is a landscape that is simultaneously resilient and fragile. Climate change has already begun to affect our coastal north woods. The North Shore Forest Collaborative is taking action to address that by maintaining native species and increasing biodiversity. The collaborative works across land ownerships at a wide scale, involving many different agencies, organizations, and individuals. To me, this effort is a resounding example of land stewardship and conservation in the modern world.