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2008-02-11

Presentation on climate change impact on seed sources, Feb. 25

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A natural resources presentation entitled “How Will Climate Change Impact the Seed Sources Used to Artificially Regenerate Forests in Minnesota?” is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation, an off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Avenue North.

This Bemidji Area Natural Resources Continuing Education Consortium presentation is open to the public and free of charge.

Presenting will be Carrie Pike, coordinator of the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center and research fellow with the Department of Forest Resources, St. Paul campus. She will report on emerging climate trends and the implications to forest management in Minnesota with respect to seed sources.

“We will discuss the concept of assisted migration, forest productivity and whether or not different seed sources or tree species should be used to regenerate Minnesota’s forests in the future,” said Pike.

The information presented will be of interest to forest managers and anyone with a stake in artificial regeneration.

The talk is part of an on-going series of Bemidji Area Natural Resources Continuing Education Consortium presentations, usually offered on the third Monday of each month. February’s schedule was altered in response to the Feb. 18 President’s Day holiday.

Groups helping organize the natural resources consortium include the BSU Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Norbord Minnesota; the Chippewa National Forest; Beltrami County; the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management; Ainsworth; and the Red Lake Reservation.

Individuals who wish to be added to a mailing list for the series or have questions should contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; email, cri@bemidjistate.edu.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Feb. 25
- 3-4 p.m. - Natural resources presentation, “How Will Climate Change Impact the Seed Sources Used to Artificially Regenerate Forests in Minnesota?” Location: Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji. Cost: free. For information: (218) 755-4900; (888) 738-3244; http://www.cri-bsu.org.


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit bemidjistate.edu. Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.