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The State of Wisconsin's Forests

Thursday, October 8, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

From our pines and sugar maples in the north to our oaks in the south, we have more forest in Wisconsin today than at any other time in the last 100 years. Join us for an evening with ecologist David Mladenoff who will guide us through the vast and winding history of our state’s forests. For 30 years, Mladenoff has examined how both natural and historical disturbances have affected our forests. Mladenoff believes our task is to understand and meet the challenges of climate change, globalization of trade, and the diversity of land ownership in order to ensure the sustainability of our forests into the future.

This talk is presented in conjunction with the new exhibit LOGJAM at the James Watrous Gallery. LOGJAM features the work of Brenda Baker, Kevin Giese, and Mark Iwinski, three Wisconsin artists whose sculpture and prints inspire reflection on environmental restoration and the health of our forests. Through photographs, artifacts, and text, the exhibition also considers the legacy of the Wisconsin clearcut, the rise of the industrial forest, and the move toward more sustainable forestry.

Video capture is courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television's University Place.

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David Mladenoff is a Professor in Forest and Landscape Ecology at UW-Madison, with research interests targeted toward maintaining diverse and resilient forests. His degrees are in Forest Ecology from UW-Madison. Before returning to UW-Madison as a faculty member he was with the University of Minnesota and The Nature Conservancy.

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