Upcoming Events

Forest Assisted Migration Project Presentation

  • Date: Sunday, March 26th, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: The presentation will take place in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) Room 135 at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (see map). Free parking is available in Maroon Lot V2 off of Maplewood Court Drive (see map. Parking is easy!).
  • Presentation description: The Forest Assisted Migration Project (FAMP) is a multi-regional research project that aims to re-establish a resilient northern forest and bolster the regional economy by 1) collecting tree seeds from species and populations that are predicted to thrive in the future, 2) forming the Farm and Forest Growers, a network of small farms and nurseries that grow climate-adaptive tree seeds into seedlings and then sell the seedlings to reforestation agencies and individuals, and 3) establishing partnerships and seedling purchase agreements with reforestation agencies including The Nature Conservancy, county forestry departments, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).
  • Liv Jascor (co-presenter) bio: Liv is a Community Forestry member with Climate Impact Corps. Liv is originally from Stevens Point, WI but has lived in Minnesota for the last five years and considers it to be home. Prior to her current position Liv served as a graduate naturalist at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, which cemented Liv’s love for the North Shore, environmental education, and cold winters! When Liv is not working she enjoys cooking New York Times recipes, cross-country skiing, and spending time with her three-legged cat, Basil.
  • Sydney Trimble (co-presenter) bio: Sydney works as a Climate Corp Community Forestry Member position with Liv. Sydney is originally from Central Illinois. Sydney moved to northern Minnesota after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sydney felt the need to touch the earth after two years of online learning towards her Environmental Studies degree, so she decided to work for the Round River Farm over the summer. Her current position working with the Forest Assisted Migration Project opened up and Sydney jumped at the opportunity to stay in the area. Sydney is excited to see where the universe will take her as she branches out through this tree job and the community of Duluth!
  • Event cost: Your first Arrowhead Native Plant Explorers meeting is free. Subsequent events are $10 per household per meeting for non-members.