2019 Workshop: Tribal Cultural Landscapes and Forest Management

Terry Kemper instructing a field tour near St. Croix State Forest spring 2018.

Photo courtesy of Mike Magner

Minnesota's rich cultural history remains visible across many of our landscapes. Historic cultural resources can help us understand how those who came before us lived on the land. Recognizing and protecting cultural resources and the history they reflect is a priority for natural resource management activities. At this field-based workshop, you will walk through forested landscapes, learning how to recognize a number of different cultural features indicating historic or current use by tribal members including burial mounds, a sugarbush, and other features. We'll also review what to do and who to contact when you encounter these important features. Please dress for the weather. 

Date: Thursday May 2, 2018
Workshop leaders:

  • Tim Beyer, MN Department of Natural Resources
  • Jim Cummings, Consulting Archeologist, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • Terry Kemper, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • Mike Magner, Archeologist, Minnesota DNR
  • David Mather, Archeologist, Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office
  • Eli Sagor, University of Minnesota Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

Location: Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Interpretive Center, Onamia, MN
Cost: $75 SFEC members, $40 students, $140 others, prices increase 10% after 5:00pm on April 25, 2019
CEUs: Continuing education credits will be available for this workshop. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
View a draft agenda for the day (PDF)
View or print a flyer for the event (PDF)

Register for the workshop here

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403