Potential change to the Point Pin Forest SNA designation

By KBJR News 1

Potential change to the Point Pin Forest SNA designation

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 10:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The DNR heard testimony Tuesday night about a proposal that would change the Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scenic and Natural Area.

The proposal would allow access by watercraft, swimming, dogs on leash, and berry–picking in the area.

It would also recognize the existence of the Park Point Nature Trail that was on the site prior to SNA designation.

The 18–acre land is established to preserve natural features and rare resources.

"These rule changes would be to allow more recreational uses on the Scientific and Natural Area as well as have a consistency with adjoining City of Duluth park land," said Kathy Handrick, Regional SNA Specialist.

Many had concerns about potential beach fires on the property as well as having proper signage.

Written statements can be submitted by mail or email to SNA through May 13.

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