MN Forests

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The Aitkin County Private Woodlands Committee Winter Tour is Saturday December 7th from 8-4:30 at the McGregor Community Center.  The tour is called “Taking A New Look At My Land”.  This day of learning helps us to understand how our private lands are part of a complex landscape, connected to the world.  For instance: 

The timber harvested locally plays a part in a global economy. 

http://www.dovetailinc.org/forest_to_tap

Craft breweries in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Aitkin, Brainerd and five other breweries in the Mississippi Headwaters basin are spreading the word about the connection between healthy forests and clean water.  It’s called the “Forest Friendly Brewery” project.  Water from the forests of the 5-million acre Mississippi Headwaters basin is the primary ingredient in their beer.

How are our forests changing and how are forest professionals studying and dealing with climate change in northern MN?  Tune in for Brian Palik, USDA Forest Research Ecologist explains.  He's going to do a public talk on Earth Day at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids.

http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/departments/land/landhome.html

Harry Hutchins and John Latimer talk on the wildside - this time about the impact of the soon to be retired Mark Jacobs - the Land Commissioner of Aitkin County

University of MN Cloquet Forestry Center

Eli Sagor is an Extension Specialist with the University of Minnesota based at the Cloquet Forestry Center.  Today he reminded us that carbon grows on trees!

Eli will be at the #OnlyInMN monument celebration for Bemidji tomorrow June 27th.