The Peter Mitchell Landscape Framework Plan
       
     
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The Peter Mitchell Landscape Framework Plan
       
     
The Peter Mitchell Landscape Framework Plan

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

 

FULL PROJECT DESCRIPTION HERE

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Fin Fjord.png
       
     
Living Lab.png
       
     
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 Lake Edge Conditions
       
     

Lake Edge Conditions

 Haul Road Littoral Zone Planting
       
     

Haul Road Littoral Zone Planting

 Southside Pitwall Reef/Cold Water Habitat
       
     

Southside Pitwall Reef/Cold Water Habitat

 Southside Highwall Catchbench
       
     

Southside Highwall Catchbench