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Lee Frelich – The Future of the Boreal Forest

Lee will discuss the potential for increased fire frequency with climate change and what last year’s huge burns in Canada meant for the boreal forest.

Lee E. Frelich is the Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. He received a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Frelich has authored 210 publications with 332 coauthors from 26 countries, including major works for Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. He is listed among the top 1% of all scientists in the world in the Ecology and Environment category by the Web of Science. His research has been featured in the news media 570 times, including such venues as The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. Frelich has provided consulting services on forest management for the U.S. Army, Air Force, National Forest Service, and National Park Service. Current research interests include large-scale fire and wind, earthworm invasion, and climate change in temperate and boreal forests.

His areas of interest are the Boreal forests, climate change, earthworms, forest ecology, forest fires, and windstorms.

All presentations are family-friendly and free to the public.

Donations are always appreciated. Take your time driving up the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway.

Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center is located 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway (Cook County Highway 12), 1/4 mile off of UT Cty Rd 81 on beautiful Saganaga Lake.

Date & Time

June 23, 2024

2:00PM - 3:00PM


Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center - 28 Moose Pond Drive, Grand Marais, MN, 55604 28 Moose Pond Drive Grand Marais 55604 MN US

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Nature & Outdoors Lee Frelich Boreal Forest Gunflint Trail

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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center