Lake County land commissioner Nathan Eide visited the County Board of Commissioners on June 4 to present the 2018 annual forestry report. Here's what the year looks like by the numbers:

  • 24,500 cords of timber were harvested, which made $374,760. It’s sold at $15.21 per cord. A cord is firewood and pulpwood measurement that equates to a well-stacked woodpile 4 feet high, 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep.
  • 745 acres planted in 2018, majority of trees planted were white pine or white spruce.
  • 14 fuelwood permits were issued, with 2,845 cords harvested by individual loggers.
  • 10 properties were sold in 2018, which equates to 306 acres. The total from all sales was $539,400.
  • Seven forest road projects were completed with apportioned or legislative funds.
  • $300,000 grant was awarded from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board for the development of the Split Rock Wilds Trail.
  • $510,500 was apportioned out to the taxing districts, which includes the recreation fund, the school district, individual cities/townships and resource development.