Webinar: Minnesota’s changing forests from 1935 to today

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, noon – 1:00 p.m.

The first statewide forest survey in 1935 has been restored and compared with forest conditions of today. Findings show the evolution of forest survey focus and methodology and dramatic changes in forest conditions from a young forest arising from widespread disturbance to an older forest today. These changes have important implications for timber supply, wildlife habitat, human use and forest health conditions including wildfire.

Speaker: Alan Ek, UMN Department of Forest Resources

Registration: Register here to watch online or attend one of the broadcast site locations for free.


A recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube.

Datasets are available for the Restoration of the 1936 Statewide Forest Survey of Minnesota project.

A PDF with a brief history of the FIA program from the US Forest Service.

Here’s the IIC project website that Alan mentioned.

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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    1. Hi Jane! The webinar is now available for watching on YouTube. I’ve included a link in the post. Thank you!