STATE BY STATE: The view from Potlatch Brokers this Summer

Minnesota's Sora Summer

Minnesota’s Sora Summer


Potlatch broker Natalie Cowart loves exploring the state’s natural beauty with her family, and has discovered many wonderful jumping off points within the more than 14,000 acres of Minnesota’s exceptional wildlife refuges.

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has two main visitor centers that are gateways to wildlife and recreation around the state. To start some summer exploration beyond your homestead, a map of these and other refuges in Minnesota and around the U.S. can be found at the Fish and Wildlife Services website.


Those planning a visit to “The Natural State” can request a free Arkansas Adventure Guide, published by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. “This travel kit features information on hiking trails, outfitters, fishing, hunting, wilderness areas and just about any type of outdoor recreation,” shares Mark Knight, who’s part of the Potlatch Preferred Broker network.

Visitors may request a copy or download the 2013 Tour Guide at Outdoor enthusiasts can also explore Arkansas’s state parks and events at


ID State PassportPotlatch Preferred Broker Rick Musick shares an easy and affordable way for families in Idaho to enjoy the state’s beautiful parks this summer and year-round. At a cost of only $10, the Idaho State Parks Passport is available for purchase when residents register their recreational or passenger vehicle online, by mail-in renewal or at any county DMV office. Out-of-state visitors can also purchase a similar pass for significant savings.

“The pass offers Idaho residents access to 30 Idaho State Parks, with boat launches, historical sites and hundreds of miles of trails, plus discounts on camping,” he says. “For those who love the outdoors and want to explore beyond their own land, the pass is quite a bargain.” For more information about this passport, go online.

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