2021 Webinar: Minnesota Mixedwoods: Restoring Long-Lived Conifers in Aspen Dominated Forests

Red spruce growing under an overstory of aspen in a mixed wood stand.

Many of Minnesota’s aspen dominated forests occupy Native Plant Communities that historically supported a much more diverse mixture of tree species.  Past management has often greatly reduced the diversity of these systems, and in particular has largely eliminated the presence of long-lived conifers. Today, many land managers are recognizing the values of restoring long-lived conifers across the region in order to positively impact landscape and stand level diversity, wildlife habitat, forest resiliency and carbon sequestration.  UPM Blandin has invested considerable effort over the past +20 years to develop cost effective and operational methods for restoring diverse mixedwood conditions across it’s forest landholdings. This video tour will explore these methods as well as the resulting conditions.

Date: Tuesday November 16, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Sawyer Scherer, Forest Ecologist, UPM Blandin
Cost: $35 for non-members and $20 for members for the entire series
CEUs: Approved by SAF for 1 Category 1 CFE credits.

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Details on our 2021 webinar series

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Kaitlyn Wilson at kaitlynw@umn.edu.

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Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
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