Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors, MN.
This meeting presents approaches that use ecological insights to improve silviculture prescriptions and to advise forest management decision-making. The morning indoor session cover topics such as insect and disease agents, timber utilization and marketing, Anishinabe uses of birch, habitat requirements and life history (silvics), and historical distribution and abundance. Afternoon field discussions highlight case studies to address using ecological insights to understand and improve regeneration success.
**Please bring your own copy of the field guide: “Native Plant Communities of Minnesota: The Laurentian Mixed Forest.”
Registration limit: 60.
Instructors: John Kotar, Terra Silva; Jana and Mike Albers, MN DNR; Keith Jacobson, MN DNR; others.
Sponsors: MN Society of American Foresters, The Wildlife Society Minnesota Chapter, MN DNR Section of Wildlife and Division of Forestry, St Louis County Land Department, Lake County Land Department, UMN Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, others.
SAF CEUs: TBA
Cost: $135 ($65 SFEC, $50 MN TWS, $50 MN SAF)
Directions: view directions
Registration: Workshop is full.
|8:15||Introduction – Beth Jacqmain, Aitkin County Land Department|
|8:20||Insect and disease agents affecting paper birch |
Mike Albers, MN DNR
|9:10||Utilization and marketing of paper birch wood |
Keith Jacobson, MN DNR
|10:00||The Anishinabe perspective: Beyond extinction of birch bark |
Marvin Defoe, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
|11:00||Silvics & regional history of paper birch |
John Kotar, UW Madison (retired)
|12:00 PM||BREAK – Get sack lunches, Board Busses|
|12:15||Leave for field sites – LUNCH on bus|
|1:00 to 4:30||FIELD VISITS |
Stop 1, FDn43: Randy Roff - St Louis County Land Department
Stop 2 FDn43: Paul Dubuque – MN DNR Forestry
Stop 3, MHn45: Bill Nixon and Nate Eide – Lake County Forestry
(Approximately 45 minutes total drive time between Stops 1 and 2, and 2 and 3)
|5:00||RETURN to Superior Shores, turn in workshop evaluation form|