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Four Hundred Years of Fire and Wind in the Boundary Waters

  • Dates: March 10, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: Fee: $10

2022 Winter Enrichment Lecture Series

Title: Four Hundred Years of Fire and Wind in the Boundary Waters

Speaker: Lee Frelich, director, Center for Forest Ecology, University of Minnesota.

About the talk: Boreal forests of northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters have experienced large-scale disturbances over the last 400 years, including many large high-intensity fires and the “Big Blowdown” of 1999. We will explore how the fire regime has changed over the last 400 years, how it varies across the landscape, how fire and wind influence forest succession, and the future of the Boundary Waters with a warmer climate.

Details and registration: Fee: $10. Register by March 6:

About the series: The Arboretum’s long-running Winter Enrichment series offers lectures for naturalists, volunteers, friends, and community members. During this year’s series, you will hear about innovative approaches and cultural perspectives that address environmental challenges. The 2022 lectures will be virtual on Thursday mornings, February 3 through April 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.