Projects on the Horizon


Communities whose economy is largely driven by natural resources must carefully weigh the impact of job creation against preserving and enhancing ecology for public use and enjoyment. Sustainable land use is the guiding principal of CIRI planning. Whenever possible, multiple uses for natural resources are incorporated into CIRI projects, including pedestrian and biking trails, enhancing scenic views, improving highway aesthetics and strengthening open space systems by addressing their accessibility and diversity. In addition, damaged or polluted land continues to be identified for possible restoration.

For more information related to Ecological issues on the Central Iron Range:

Contact:          John Suihkonen
Chairman Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District

Iron Range Resources Mineland Reclamation:

DNR Minerals:

Interactive tours:
    Mesabi Iron Range Hydrology (33MB)