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Sat, Oct 08


Deep Portage Learning Center

The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota

Wondering what the most recent data show about how the climate is changing in northern Minnesota and elsewhere? Curious about how the flora and fauna are adapting to our changing climate and how local forestry leaders are thinking about and planning for the northern Minnesota forests of the future?

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The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota
The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Dr NW, Hackensack, MN 56452, USA

About the Event

Pre-registration is required by October 1st, 2022.

The “Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota” will be the topic at a day-long forum to be held at Deep Portage Learning Center on October 8, 2022. The Forum is co-sponsored by the Cass County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Deep Portage.

Dr. Jessica Hellmann (University of Minnesota), a national leader and scholar in climate change and climate change adaptation science, will be the keynote speaker in the morning. In the afternoon local leaders, including Meredith Cornett (Nature Conservancy, Duluth), Mark Grossman (Cass County Land Commissioner), and Keith Karnes (Forestry Director, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the future of northern Minnesota forests in light of the changing climate. The day will end with a guided tour of the extensive alternative energy installations at Deep Portage that have made the campus a net zero carbon facility.  Representatives of profit and non-profit groups and organizations will be on hand to provide information about their climate change related services. Come join us. There will be lots of opportunities to engage in conversation with our presenters and each other.

No refunds will be issued unless the entire event is cancelled due to COVID-19 or other such emergency.


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Check-in & Visit Information Displays

  • 1 hour

    Keynote Address & Q&A

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