Telling the Story of Minnesota’s Old-Growth Red Pines

During summer 2019, Clare is working in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center and the Great Lakes Silviculture Library to tell the historical, ecological and cultural story of an old-growth stand of red pines found on the CFC. Through archival research, a series of in-depth interviews and time in the old-growth stand – known as Camp 8 – Clare is crafting a narrative that brings together complex questions about our changing ecosystems, land management in the era of climate change and Indigenous Fire Stewardship. In telling this story, Clare will produce a longform creative nonfiction essay as well as a multimedia ESRI StoryMap.

The “Grandmother”
Photo by Dylan Van Boxtel