The Peter Mitchell Landscape Framework Plan pioneers a master strategy for reclamation of taconite mines on the Mesabi Iron Range. It prescribes a sixty-year approach to rebuilding an 11-mile mine into future upland, shoreline and aquatic habitat, in response to state guidelines for mitigation of impacts to local watersheds. The Framework advances landscape architecture thinking and practice in long-term planning and large-scale design of altered landscapes. It inspired precedent-setting interdisciplinary collaboration, client action planning, and installation of practical tools for in field mine operators. Land forming of phase one is underway.
Project Team Members:
Christine Carlson, Project Manager and Principal at Steve Durrant LLC.
John Koepke, Landscape Architect
Jeffery Bird, Northshore Mining Company
Chad Freeland, Northshore Mining Company
Dan Wolf, Northshore Mining Company
Julie Jordan, Minnesota DNR
Michael Crotteau, Minnesota DNR
Mirja Hanson, M.P. Hanson Associates
Peter MacDonagh, The Kestrel Design Group
Adrian Leverette, Fat Pencil Studio
Lake Edge Conditions
Haul Road Littoral Zone Planting
Southside Pitwall Reef/Cold Water Habitat
Southside Highwall Catchbench