Noted University of Minnesota, forest fire researcher, Dr Lee Frelich to conduct a tour and to give a talk on the Gunflint’s Ham and Cavity Lake fires and the future of the burned over areas. The informative forest fire program is scheduled for; Sunday, August 26, 1:00 p.m., Gunflint Lodge Conference Center, where Dr Frelich will talk on the future of the Forest of the BWCA and Gunflint’s fire damaged forests followed at 3:00 p.m. by a tour of the Ham Lake Fire. Then on Monday, August 27, 9:00 p.m., Lee Frelich will conduct a tour of Cavity Lake Fire. Because the Cavity Lake fire area is in the BWCA this tour will be limited to 9 people.
Also if you are interested in informally getting together with Dr Frelich and others from the Gunflint, a Potluck Get-together is planned for Saturday, beginning at 5:00 p.m at the Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B. The potluck is open to the public; an RSVP is requested. If you need lodging for this event rooms are still available at the Poplar Creek Guesthouse.
Dr Frelich current research interests includes impact of fire and wind on forests of the BWCAW, effects of invasion by exotic and regional patterns of tree height in old growth and second growth forests in the eastern U.S.