Cloquet Field Tour

Description

WHERE: Rally Point and field tour introduction and overview - University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720

OVERVIEW:
We will be visiting four field sites - two sites at Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) and two at Fond du Lac Reservation (FDL):

  • CFC "Camp 8" to discuss historical fire regimes (reserve stand of 1820s origin pine)
  • CFC red pine understory treatments study (Gilmore/D'Amato project plots) to discuss research and burn experiment, and options moving forward
  • FDL Deadfish Lake to discuss blueberry burns, and riparian management with fire (bonus discussion on FDL history and wild rice management)
  • FDL white pine shelterwood, with three past understory burns, to discuss multiple burns and temporal regeneration expectations
  • (Optional #5 site visit to CFC's 1850s origin Rook sale (Firewise thinning) - option during the "lunch" break or at end of main field tour)

To Date - WORKING AGENDA and TIME FRAME:
Check-in at Cloquet Forestry Center Parking Lot
Overview Presentation of FDL Forestry Program and the CFC
Group One to CFC field stops; Group Two to FDL field stops
Brown bag lunch at the CFC pavilion
Group Two to CFC field stops; Group One to FDL field stops
1530-1600 - Wrap-up at CFC pavilion
1600 - Depart, or Optional #5 stop at CFC's 1850s origin Rook sale (Firewise thinning)

TOUR LEADERS:
FDL tour leaders: Christian Nelson and Steve Olson
CFC tour leaders: Kyle Gill, Lane Johnson, Evan Larson

COST and REGISTRATION: This Field Tour is FREE - we will be asking for a RSVP headcount to coordinate enough handouts for all, and caravan/carpooling tour logistics. PLEASE RSVP with your name and number in group to Jack McGowan-Stinski (mcgowan-stinski.1@osu.edu), or 989-287-1734, subject line "Cloquet Field Tour RSVP".

WHAT TO BRING:
- Bag lunch and water
- Long pants and sturdy boots or shoes recommended
- Insect repellent, sunscreen, and stories to share
- Field Trip is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!

Questions about Field Tour? Contact Jack McGowan-Stinski, Lake States Fire Science Consortium, or 989-287-1734.

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Location: University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center
Address: 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720 (get directions)

Date(s)

Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
CDT

Categories

Type:

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

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