Superior Uplands

The vast forestlands and numerous lakes are what characterize this region of east central Minnesota. The Superior Uplands region is a recreational haven. The lakes, forests and rivers are what brought people to this area and those attributes, along with the region’s rural character, continue to be an attraction for many. The many state forests and state parks provide residents and visitors a like ample opportunities to fish, hunt, camping or simply enjoy the outdoors. Mille Lacs is famed for its walleye fishery and tourism is the cornerstone of the local economy. It’s proximity to the Twin Cities and easy access from I35 makes this region a popular one for summer cabins. The St. Croix River with the Upper and Lower Snake River, provide additional waterway recreation.

Region Leader: Don Hickman, 218-821-5623,
Facilitator: Maxine Norman, 218-828-2333,

Meeting Schedule

  • May 16, 2007 - Grand Event Center, Mora
  • June 1, 2007 - U of M Extension Conference Room, Mora

Meeting Participants

  • Don Hickman, Initiative Foundation
  • Steve Nelson, Isanti County Parks
  • Matt Norton, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Jim Lemmerman, Board of Water and Soil Resources
  • Lynn Mizner, Department of Natural Resources
  • Tim Carroll, Cedar River Horse Logging
  • Lindberg Ekola, Forest Resources Council