North Central

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In the last 20 years, about one new species of beetle has landed on North American shores each year, imported from other parts of the world. The arrivals come mostly in wood pallets and other packing materials.
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Whether natural or man-made, fires have always had a hand in shaping the world’s forests.
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During the last few years, University of Minnesota Extension has led the City Nature Challenge using an awesome app, iNaturalist, to record urban nature in Minneapolis and St. Paul. During this weekend-long event, observant volunteers have found squill at concerning density in forested areas.
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University of Minnesota Extension has developed By Land and By Sea: Identification Guide to Non-Native Species for Minnesota to offer an all-inclusive field guide for invasive and potentially problematic species. This new resource includes 86 species in seven major categories: Aquatic Animals, Birds, Insects, Worms, Aquatic/Wetland Plants, Herbaceous Plants, and Woody Plants. It clearly defines important terms including non-native, invasive, and weed, and provides important information about state law, as well as the best methods for reporting invasive species.
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What can you do about it? The terms “resilient” has become a favorite of foresters looking to describe what our forests need to become in order to cope with the threat of drought and related stresses.
Event
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
until 3:00 pm
Spend a weekend connecting with other women landowners, learning woods skills taught by women for women, and enjoying leisure activities in Western Montana’s historic Nine Mile Valley!

APRIL 26-28, 2019
Begins at 5:30pm on Friday the 26th and concludes at 3pm on Sunday the 28th

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Wed, Feb 6, 2019 - 9:30 am
until 2:00 pm
"A comprehensive program for farm owners, partners & rookies"
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Income Tax Deduction on Timber and Landscape Tree Loss from Casualty

Timber or landscape trees destroyed by the hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, and other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns.
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What do all these insects have in common? They were all brought to North America from Asia or Europe. These exotic insects have caused havoc in our forests because the trees they attack have developed little resistance to them. Our forests are filled with native insects that attack and sometimes kill trees, but because these insects evolved along with their hosts, they don’t cause complete mortality that non-native species can.
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Have you seen a box nailed to the side of a building, or on a post in a field, and wondered what it was for? Bats are friends from the forest. Little brown bats, big brown bats, and numerous other species flit about the evening sky, eating insects and playing a role in the forest ecosystem.
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Heard about 3D prints but not sure what all the hype is about?

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry and Natural Resources team created invasive species 3D print models for early detection identification training. During the past decade of dedicated work on many different invasive species, both terrestrial and aquatic, educators adapted and improved program instruction and display materials, including 3D prints.
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Tue, Apr 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm
until 8:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis Saw, 831 40th
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In the last 20 years, about one new species of beetle has landed on North American shores each year, imported from other parts of the world. The arrivals come mostly in wood pallets and other packing materials.
Article
Whether natural or man-made, fires have always had a hand in shaping the world’s forests.
Article
During the last few years, University of Minnesota Extension has led the City Nature Challenge using an awesome app, iNaturalist, to record urban nature in Minneapolis and St. Paul. During this weekend-long event, observant volunteers have found squill at concerning density in forested areas.
Article
University of Minnesota Extension has developed By Land and By Sea: Identification Guide to Non-Native Species for Minnesota to offer an all-inclusive field guide for invasive and potentially problematic species. This new resource includes 86 species in seven major categories: Aquatic Animals, Birds, Insects, Worms, Aquatic/Wetland Plants, Herbaceous Plants, and Woody Plants. It clearly defines important terms including non-native, invasive, and weed, and provides important information about state law, as well as the best methods for reporting invasive species.
Article
What can you do about it? The terms “resilient” has become a favorite of foresters looking to describe what our forests need to become in order to cope with the threat of drought and related stresses.
Event
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
until 3:00 pm
Spend a weekend connecting with other women landowners, learning woods skills taught by women for women, and enjoying leisure activities in Western Montana’s historic Nine Mile Valley!

APRIL 26-28, 2019
Begins at 5:30pm on Friday the 26th and concludes at 3pm on Sunday the 28th

Learn how to: