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2018 Symposium – Old Growth Forests

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Download the 2018 MNNPS Symposium Registration form

Speakers and Topics:

9:00–9:10Welcome to the Symposium
9:10–9:30Welcome to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Peter Moe, Director of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
9:30–10:20Old-Growth Forests: What are They? Why are They Important? and What Should We Do with Them? A Minnesota Perspective in a Global Context
Kurt Rusterholz, Retired Forest Ecologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
10:40–11:30Old Growth Landscapes: Hemlock-Hardwood Forests of the Porcupine Mountains and Sylvania
Lee Frelich, Director—The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, University of Minnesota
11:30–12:25Using Lichens to Assess the Ecological Continuity of Forest Ecosystems
Steven Selva, Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Maine at Fort Kent
1:25–2:15The Overlooked Old Growth: Lowland Conifers
Becky Marty, Regional Ecologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2:35–3:30The Role of People and Fire in Minnesota’s Red Pine Forests of the Boundary Waters
Kurt Kipfmueller, Associate Professor of Geography, Environment & Society, University of Minnesota
3:30-4:00The Magney-Snively Northern Hardwoods Across Three Centuries
David Schimpf, Department of Biology and Olga Lakela Herbarium, University of Minnesota Duluth

Where to Park: Symposium participants should park in the Arboretum’s main lot. The standard gate fee will be waived for attendees.

How to Get There: Nine miles west of I-494 on State Hwy. 5; 4 miles west of Chanhassen on Hwy. 5; and ¼ mile west of the intersection of State Hwy. 41 on Hwy 5.

Questions Directed to: Shirley Mah Kooyman, smkooyman@gmail.com 763-559-3114

Download the 2018 MNNPS Symposium Registration form


Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr.
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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