Land Department

Land Commissioner 
218 Washburn Ave E
P.O. Box 25
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: 218-947-3338
Fax: 218-947-3230
Directions pdf

The Land Department is responsible for managing 255,000 acres of tax forfeited land in Cass County.

Department activities include wildlife management, sale of timber, reforestation, forest inventory, agriculture and gravel leases and easements pursuant to a comprehensive forest management plan and coordinates management with state and federal resources management agencies.

This Department also oversees all county tax forfeit land sales and the land exchanges.

Annual Reports:
2017 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2016 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2015 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2014 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2013 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2012 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2011 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2010 Land Department Annual Report pdf
2010 Land Department Fact Sheet pdf

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve Area with Limitation pdf
Forest Resources Management Plan pdf
2016-2029 Stand Exam and Harvest Plan Acres pdf
Policy & Procedure Manual pdf
Prescriptive Easement Maps pdf

FSC Certificate

High Conservation Value Forests
High Conservation Value Forest - Bear Island in Leech Lake pdf
High Conservation Value Forest - McKinley Prairie pdf

Representative Sample Areas
Representative Sample Areas pdf
Rationale used to Determine the Four Representative Sample Areas pdf