Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (March 13, 2022) – Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County for Springtime in the Woods, a guided hike with nationally known forester Lee Frelich, Ph.D. director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Saturday, May 28, in the Ellison Bluff State Natural Area.
Frelich will take hikers through the Door peninsula’s warmer temperate hardwood forests along Green Bay. These forests show what might replace the boreal forests on the much cooler lakeside in a future warmer climate: forests of sugar maple, beech, and hemlock with trillium and spring ephemerals in the understory as opposed to fir, spruce, pine and paper birch with evergreen herbs like twinflower in the understory of boreal forests.
Frelich brings extraordinary expertise and knowledge to this outing. He has lifelong experience with Door County’s forests and wild lands. He has authored more than 160 publications with 200 coauthors from 23 countries, including major works for Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. His research has been featured in the news media more than 450 times, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS Radio Osgood Files, and National Geographic. He received a Ph.D. in forest ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.
This event, a fundraiser to support the Climate Change Coalition’s work, is part of the coalition’s 2022 Season of Action. The cost is $40 per person. Participation will be limited; to register, contact Nicole Matson, 715-330-4660, or email@example.com.