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Forest Visionary Mark Jacobs

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Mark Jacobs turned his love of the woods into a career in forestry, during which he applied innovative ways to look at and manage two hundred thousand acres of public forest lands in Aitkin County.  He is especially proud of his leadership in managing mixed hardwood forests.  Mark just retired after 39 years as a forester and land commissioner in Aitkin County.  In this conversation with John Latimer and Harry Hutchins, Mark talks about some of the innovative managemnt practices he adopted that are now widely used by private land owners and professional foresters.