2021 Fire in Minnesota's Ecosystems: Boreal Forests

In 2020 we explored how fire has shaped Minnesota's natural systems and how land managers could work towards safely reintroducing fire. At our 2021 Fire in Minnesota Ecosystems Workshop we will focus specifically on fire in Minnesota's boreal and sub-boreal forests. Boreal forests are inherently difficult to access and are generally characterized by low merchantability. Additionally, mortality is high when fire occurs in these forests and effective boreal forest fires can be unsightly. Despite these impediments to burning there is no surrogate for fire and forests within this ecosystem are all fire-dependent at some scale. This three day online event will explore broader ecological importance and impacts of fire in this system, impediments to prescribed burning, various perspectives of fire in boreal forests including living with fire, tribal perspectives, and current and recent research. 

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Contact Us

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