2009: Manitou collaborative finalizes bridge construction plan and TNC secures funding for installation.
2010: North Shore Forest Products contracts with Kuehl Logging of Ely, MN to start harvesting on USFS blocks and State blocks A & B. Conventional logging equipment is utilized in the operation.
2011: USFS stands, state cutting blocks A and a portion of cutting block B were planted with a mix of white pine, white cedar, white spruce, and yellow birch.
2011: DNR/TNC complete browse protection on white cedar and white pine planting.
2011-2012: TNC completes 1st year vegetation and invasive species monitoring.
2012-2013: Remaining blocks are harvested.
2013-2014: Remaining blocks B & C are planted to with a mix of white pine and white spruce.
A post-harvest monitoring report was submitted in July 2011 by The Nature Conservancy. Permanent plots were also established as a baseline for future studies by The Nature Conservancy. Within these plots TNC staff will measure over time, regeneration success, residual structure, invasives, the forests response to climate change, and other metrics.
In 2014, 4500 red and 2000 bur oak seedlings were planted as part of a larger TNC climate adaptation project. Control areas with no treatments were established. Treatments were applied to DNR and USFS ownerships.