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Land Department

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

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:

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve Area with Limitation

Forest Resources Management Plan

Policy & Procedure Manual

Prescriptive Easement Maps

High Conservation Value Forests
High Conservation Value Forest - Bear Island in Leech Lake Adobe Acrobat Reader
High Conservation Value Forest - McKinley Prairie Adobe Acrobat Reader

Representative Sample Areas
Representative Sample Areas Adobe Acrobat Reader

Rationale used to Determine the Four Representative Sample Areas

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