Saturday, July 9th
We have a new event to share! Come join us on Saturday, July 9th, from 9am to noon for a hike examining fire dependent ecosystems in the Superior National Forest.
- Location: We will meet at the picnic table of the White Pine trailhead at 9am. After a walk among the pines, we will drive farther north, meeting at an ATV trailhead west of Hwy 2 off of Forest Road 112 (Dunka Road).
- Health and safety: There will be bugs, bugs, bugs! Expect abundant black flies, deer flies, and mosquitoes. Bug nets are highly recommended. Sturdy, close-toed shoes are recommended because we may be stepping over dead snags in the Greenwood burn scar area.
- Event description: We will examine fire dependent ecosystems in the Superior National Forest. Our first stop will feature a forest with white pines that are several hundred years old. On our second stop we will observe how forest ecosystems are regenerating after the Greenwood Fire, a major fire event that occurred in 2021.
- Field trip leader: This event will be led by Nate Quadhamer of the US Forest Service. Nate has worked as a Biological Science Technician for the US Forest Service for five years. Nate has experience working with native plant communities, invasive and rare plant populations, wildlife populations, and more!