Fire in Minnesota Ecosystems Workshop

Description

Fire is a major driver of ecosystem dynamics across much of Minnesota. Fire suppression, while beneficial, has changed these systems in ways that may threaten long term ecosystem health and productivity. While a variety of silvicultural and other treatments attempt to mimic some fire effects, there is interest in better understanding the roles and outcomes of fire in order to improve the function of our fire-dependent plant communities in the fire suppression era. This two-day event will explore how fire has shaped Minnesota's natural systems and how land managers can safely reintroduce fire where appropriate. Sessions and panel discussions will focus on fire effects in pine- and oak-dominated forest and woodland communities and in the aspen parklands system. These discussions are planned with and for the diverse community interacting around fire-related issues, and seek to build the understanding and communication to support further work toward collaborative solutions.

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

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Date(s)

Jan 29, 2020 (All day) to Jan 30, 2020 (All day)
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Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

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