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Virtual field tour explores the role of prescribed fire in the Arrowhead region

Dovetail Partners invites you to our virtual webinar addressing how fire was used in in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota, pre-European settlement, to maintain and encourage healthy forests, plant communities, and wildlife habitat.  Learn how present day land managers are embracing this knowledge and are reintroducing fire to improve forest health and natural habitat in our native boreal forests. 

Speaker Lane Johnson, historical ecologist and geographer from the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center, will talk about his research using tree-ring records and other historical information to better understand the fire ecology of native plant communities in the western Great Lakes. 

We will also take a virtual walk in the woods with Johnson and Timo Rova, the West Zone Fire Management Officer from the Superior National Forest. Rova also has historical roots in Ely, Minnesota, and he will present examples of how the US Forest Service is using prescribed fire as a tool to improve and restore the forest and wildlife habitat in the Superior National Forest.

This virtual webinar is Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  The event is free, however, registration is required and space is limited. 

Registration and event details here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/104431491402.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria, Community Wildfire Project Manager for Dovetail Partners, at gloria@dovetailinc.org or 218-365-0878.

This event is supported by partners: St. Louis County Emergency Management, University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center, and the US Forest Service – Superior National Forest. Together, we work to better understand and implement actions to restore our forest health and build wildfire resiliency in our communities. 


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