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The pine forests of the Great Lakes Region, predominantly born from the ashes of past fires, embody the sense of wilderness so eloquently described by conservationists like Sigurd Olson and laid down in law by the 1964 Wilderness Act. In this talk, Evan Larson will explore the potentially important influences of people on the historical patterns of fire that created the pine forests we think of as wilderness today. Larson is a teacher, scientist, explorer, enthusiast of wild places, and director of the Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the UW-Platteville.

Join us for a series of three lectures to celebrate 40 years of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. All three lectures will be held at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute beginning at 7 p.m.

January 30
A Year in the Wilderness

February 27
Living a Modern Wilderness Life


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

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