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Red Lake Nation plans to reforest 50,000 acres

Published 08/25/2011

The Red Lake Reservation was once a sea of red and white pines. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged the forest starting in the early 1900s. The pines were never successfully replanted, and thick stands of less valuable aspen took their place. Now the Red Lake Nation is preparing to reforest 50,000 acres of its land in northwestern Minnesota.

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