51,000 private forest acres saved from development
ST. PAUL - Look for virtual "welcome" signs in Minnesota's northern forests.
"Rather than having a series of private landowners put up 'no trespassing' signs, we are putting up 'welcome' signs for Minnesota citizens to enjoy the great outdoors," Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday in announcing a public-private partnership will pay $12 million to keep more than 51,000 acres of forest much as it is today.
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