Lake Superior Project – Health of the Superior National Forest
WTIP’s “The Lake Superior Project” is a multi-part series focusing on the Lake Superior region. In this two-part story, producer Martha Marnocha investigates the current health and historical importance of the Superior National Forest.
In part one, we hear from two U.S. Forest Service silviculturists about current threats to the health of the boreal forest in our backyard including Spruce Bud Worm, climate change and the decline of Birch species across the forest.
In part two, we hear from two foresters–Kyle Stover and Myra Theimer, about their role in managing the forest and why we should value and protect our boreal ecosystem.
Thanks to Kyle Stover and Myra Theimer of the Superior National Forest for their contributions to this segment.
Photos courtesy of the Superior National Forest
Lake Superior Project is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.