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Dr. Jalene LaMontagne of DePaul University and John Latimer talk about the Spruce Project in Marcell, MN

Spruce Project on the Tuesday Morning Show

Dr. Jalene LaMontagne is a population ecologist and quantitative biologist, she joins John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on the Tuesday Morning Show. John met Jalene while working at the Spruce Project in Marcel. They talk about seed distribution in relation to climate change. Listen here to learn more about this project and other studies to come.

As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.
Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces thoughtful segments like Dig Deep and Strong Women.