FIELD TOUR - Cloquet Forestry Center and Fond du Lac Reservation


Translating historical fire regimes into contemporary forest management


Hosted by the Fond du Lac Resource Management Forestry Program and the University of Minnesota - Cloquet Forestry Center

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2018

WHERE: Rally Point and field tour introduction and overview - University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720


We will be visiting four field sites - two sites at Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) and two at Fond du Lac Reservation (FDL):

  • CFC “Camp 8” to discuss historical fire regimes (reserve stand of 1820s origin pine)
  • CFC red pine understory treatments study (Gilmore/D'Amato project plots) to discuss research and burn experiment, and options moving forward
  • FDL Deadfish Lake to discuss blueberry burns, and riparian management with fire (bonus discussion on FDL history and wild rice management)
  • FDL white pine shelterwood, with three past understory burns, to discuss multiple burns and temporal regeneration expectations
  • Optional #5 site visit to CFC’s 1850s origin Rook sale (Firewise thinning) – option during the “lunch” break or at end of main field tour


0730 - 0830 Check-in at Cloquet Forestry Center Parking Lot
0830 - 0900 Overview Presentation of FDL Forestry Program and the CFC
0900 - 1200 Group One to CFC field stops; Group Two to FDL field stops
1200 - 1230 brown bag lunch at the CFC pavilion
1230 - 1530 Group Two to CFC field stops; Group One to FDL field stops
1530 - 1600 Wrap-up at CFC pavilion
1600 – Depart, or Optional #5 stop at CFC’s 1850s origin Rook sale (Firewise thinning)


Kyle Gill & Lane Johnson, Cloquet Forestry Center

Steve Olson & Christian Nelson, FDL Forestry

Evan Larson, University of Wisconsin-Platteville


This Field Tour is FREE – we will be asking for a RSVP headcount to coordinate enough handouts for all, and caravan/carpooling tour logistics.   PLEASE RSVP with your name and number in group to Jack McGowan-Stinski, or 989-287-1734, subject line “Cloquet Field Tour RSVP”.


  • Bag lunch and water
  • Long pants and sturdy boots or shoes recommended (Please clean boots/shoes BEFORE field tour to remove potential invasive plant seeds)
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and stories to share
  • Field Trip is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!

Questions about Field Tour? Contact Jack McGowan-Stinski, Lake States Fire Science Consortium (by email, or call 989-287-1734)

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