North Shore Landowner Workshop

Date:  Friday, October 11, 2019 
Time:
 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Two Harbors Community Center at 417 South Avenue, Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Cost: FREE

Purpose:  The purpose of the workshop is to help private landowners along Lake Superior’s North Shore revitalizing and restore the forest on their private North Shore land, including providing assistance for tree planting and controlling invasive plant species on their property.

Agenda

Featured speaker:  12:30 – 1:20 PM 

  • Duane Fogard, American Bird Conservancy Private Lands Forester “North Shore Forest Restoration for Wildlife”

Series of brief (10 minute) presentations: 1:20 – 2:10

  • Intro to North Shore Restoration & Prep Now for Spring: Molly Thompson, Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
  • Stewardship Plans and assistance through MN DNR – Thor Pakosz, MN DNR Private Forestry program
  • Private Forest Landowner assistance through NRCS – John Sellnow, Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Working with your Soil and Water Conservation Districts – Michaela Clingaman, Cook County SWCD; Mackenzie Hogfeldt, Lake County SWCD
  • MN Extension Service programs for forestland owners – Mike Reichenbach, U of M Extension

Booths, Posters, and Questions and Answers

In addition to the presentations, several of the agencies and organizations will have displays highlighting their assistance programs and will be on hand to talk one-on-one with landowners and answer questions.

Background:  A large percent of land on the North Shore, within three miles of Lake Superior, is privately owned.  Many landowners are concerned with the dying birch along the shore, and want to improve the forest on their land for wildlife, beauty and water quality.

“This workshop is an opportunity for North Shore landowners to receive help on ways to sustainably restore their forestland for wildlife and enjoyment for the future,” said John Paulson, North Shore Forest Collaborative.