Thoughts on a 30+ year career with the Forest Service By: Mary Nordeen It’s common for people close to retirement to look back on their career. For me, I look back on my 32-year journey and vividly see specific people and themes that mark each decade spent on this northern Minnesota Forest. I had been… More Info
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Wildland Fire and Community In early September, I left for a wildfire assignment in western Oregon. When I arrived, I was one of 131,000+ fire personnel working on western wildfires. In Roseburg, Oregon, I was one of 190 people working on the 107,000-acre Archie Creek Fire. The fire at that time was 5% contained. I… More Info
Chippewa National Forest Wildflowers in Bloom—Week of June 15-21 Blackberry Blue Flag Iris Baneberry Bunchberry Bedstraw Birdsfoot Trefoil Clintonia Columbine Canada Anemone Chickweed Cotton Grass Daisy Fleabane Dandelion Dogwood (Smooth) False Lily of the Valley False Solomon’s Seal Goat’s Beard Golden Alexander Ground Ivy (Creeping Charlie) Highbush Cranberry Hoary Allysum Hawkweed-Orange Hawkweed—Canada (yellow) Jack in… More Info
Ready for Winter—Trail Grooming on the Chippewa National Forest Skiers on the Chippewa National Forest trails this year have remarked on excellent trails that look like a winter wonderland. Over 55 inches of snow has fallen between November and late-January, creating gorgeous picture-perfect scenes along approximately 44 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. While visitors… More Info
It’s surprising to turn the calendar over to October and realize that there is still so much of the autumn season ahead. I have a few favorite sites in the Walker area that I love to visit to take in the leaf color but also relax in the calm after a busy summer. Stony Point… More Info