Past Events

Our past events can be found here in reverse chronological order. For all events that occurred prior to 2023, follow the links listed in the Event Archive.

Forestry Field Skills

September 26th, 27th, and 28th

Pagami Creek Fire: Lessons Learned

April 13th & 14th, 2023

In August and September 2011, the Pagami Creek Fire burned about 93,000 acres in the Boundary Waters Wilderness east of Ely. Most of that area burned in just a few days during a wind-driven run of surprising speed and extent. The fire offers numerous lessons related to disturbance ecology of northern Minnesota fire-dependent forests, wildlife response, fire behavior, incident management, and more. Many of these lessons were applied during the 2021 Greenwood fire, not far south of the Pagami Creek fire. Over two days we’ll hear from forest, wildlife, and hydrology researchers, incident managers, agency representatives, and community members.

2023 Forestry and Wildlife Research and Practice Review

January 11th, 2023, from 9am-4pm

The purpose of the Research and Practice Review is to present new applied research relevant to regional natural resource managers, with a focus on silviculture, forest management, and forest-associated wildlife. This focus includes research related to policy, economics, inventory, remote sensing, and other topics pertaining to forests and associated natural resources.

Natural Disturbance Forest Habitat Summit

Tuesday November 29th, 9am - 4:15 pm and Wednesday November 30th, 8:30am - 2:30 pm

As foresters we try to emulate natural disturbance through silvicultural practices, but often nature has other ideas, confounding well-implemented prescriptions. Join us for this two-day exploration of connections between natural disturbance, wildlife habitat, and forest management.