ALLETE donated 1,200 acres near Hoyt Lakes to RWF as a tribute to former ALLETE CEO Al Hodnik and his family. This land, named the Hodnik Family Forest, was officially dedicated in June by ALLETE representatives along with public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

As part of its objective to restore the Hodnik Family Forest—which was once logged, but has just the right kind of soil for white and red pine—RWF has begun employing strategies similar to those of the Moose Creek project.

The time is just right for this kind of project, and we’re incredibly excited to work on restoring the land to be more similar to its natural, historical state.