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St. Croix State Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

The beautiful St. Croix State Forest is nationally recognized as one of the gateways to the St. Croix State Canoe Route. Towering over the nationally designated Wild and Scenic River are 42,142 acres of various pine, oak, aspen and birch tree species, to name a few. The forest provides wildlife habitat for a large number of animals including: Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Northern Goshawk, Whip-poor-will, Veery, Black-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, eastern Wood-pewee, Bald Eagle, Wood Thrush, Gray Wolf, and Canada lynx.

St. Croix State Forest Needs Our Help

In 2011, a powerful windstorm damaged more than 40,000 acres of the forest. Natural ecosystems were destroyed and wildlife habitat was lost. The St. Croix River and the Tamarack River are two vital waterways that will directly benefit from 2014 restoration plantings. Your support will help restore trout stream habitat, conserve natural ecosystems and reforest degraded sites.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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