282.38 Timber development funds.
Subdivision 1. Development. In any county where the county board by proper resolution sets aside funds for timber development pursuant to section 282.08, clause (3)(a), or section 459.06, subdivision 2, the Commission of Iron Range Resources may upon request of the county board assist said county in carrying out any project for the long range development of its timber resources through matching of funds or otherwise, provided that any such project shall first be approved by the commissioner of natural resources.
Subd. 2. Tax levy. In any county where the county board shall determine that insufficient moneys will be available from tax-forfeited funds to carry out the intentions of this section as set forth in the statutes enumerated in subdivision 1, the county board may levy a tax upon the real and personal property of the county for that purpose, and the proceeds of said levy may be used in the same manner as funds set aside pursuant to section 282.08, clause (3)(a), and section 459.06, subdivision 2.
Subd. 3. Not to affect commissioner of Iron Range Resources. Nothing herein shall be construed to limit or abrogate the authority of the commissioner of Iron Range Resources to give temporary assistance to any county in the development of its land use program.