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North Shore Workshop on Responding to a Changing Climate: Lutsen
Investigating the Resilience of Minnesota’s Freshwater Resources & the Communities that Depend Upon Them

Photo of rocky shoreline covered with orange lichen

September 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. to noon

Eagle Ridge Resort
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, Minnesota 55612

We’re looking for people who live and work on the North Shore of Lake Superior and whose interest and expertise may help our research team better equip Minnesota communities to respond to a changing climate.

Please join us for a short and collaborative meeting and learning exchange designed for stakeholders interested in climate change, natural resources, and clean water in Northern Minnesota.

University of Minnesota professors Bonnie Keeler, Mae Davenport, and Karen Lutsky will co-facilitate the workshop which is funded by Minnesota Sea Grant and supported by the Natural Capital Project, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Center for Changing Landscapes, and Great Lakes Design Lab.

Why attend?

  • Be among the first in the state to hear new data on climate change and potential risks to water resources.
  • Shape the research agenda of an interdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working to enhance resilience of northern communities.
  • Identify threats and data gaps that are needed to inform key resource management decisions.
  • Share your perspectives and values about Northern Minnesota with researchers and stakeholders.
  • Take part in creative mapping activities and network with community members.
  • Fall colors, Lake Superior, and good conversations!

The project will cover the cost of lodging at Eagle Ridge Resort in Lutsen for the evening of Wednesday, September 18, 2019, to facilitate your attendance. On Thursday, September 19, 2019 project leaders will provide coffee, breakfast, and snacks, starting at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP here and complete the pre-survey by Monday, September 9, 2019. Project leaders will follow-up with confirmed attendees to organize room reservations. Attendance is limited, so respond promptly to reserve a spot. If you cannot attend the workshop, your survey responses are still valuable to us.

Contact

For questions and more information, please contact Annamarie Rutledge at rutle055@umn.edu

About this Minnesota Sea Grant-supported project

Northern Minnesota communities are deeply dependent on water and other natural resources for tourism, recreation, and industrial uses. Resources in this region are changing because of shifts in climate and land management in ways that may affect the resilience of communities and the ecosystems they depend upon. This project seeks to integrate biophysical, social, and economic data with partnerships including local units of government, regional resource managers, recreation and tourism professionals, and local business owners to meet the needs of key stakeholders. Our work will leverage these research investments to build awareness and capacity for the protection and restoration of clean water and resilient communities in ‘coastal’ communities along the north shore of Lake Superior.


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