Vegetation Legacies and Change Presentation, February 27, 2020

February 26, 2020

BAYFIELD, WISCONSIN – Join us for the third and final 50th Anniversary lecture hosted by Northland College.  Sarah Johnson, Northland College Professor, will be presenting on Vegetation Legacies and Change – A Half-Century of Stewardship in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, February 27 at 7:00 pm, at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute in Ashland, Wisconsin.  The event is free and open to the public.

Vegetation in the Apostle Islands has been the subject of several major studies over the past fifty years. This talk will synthesize the findings from many of these studies to provide information and insights about the current status of many vegetation types and a description of how some vegetation has been changing over time. 

Dr. Sarah Johnson is an associate professor of natural resources at Northland College. She is a plant ecologist who studies ecological change in vegetation in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Much of her research is applied collaborative work with the National Park Service, which has included several projects in the Apostle Islands over the past seventeen years.“Sarah’s work and those who came before her provide important information needed to protect and conserve plant communities within the park” said lakeshore superintendent, Lynne Dominy.

Mark your calendars for the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium (March 30-31). 

For information about the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary, visit our website at Send 50th Anniversary inquiries via email to  ​To add an event to the 2020 Anniversary calendar, become a sponsor, or partner with “Friends” to create an anniversary logoed product, visit the website for Friends of the Apostle Islands “It’s not too late to become an Apostle Islands Anniversary partner,” said Friends of Apostle Islands President Erica Peterson. “Create an anniversary event, activity or product and we will help promote it for your organization or business while encouraging visitors to join our events and find anniversary logoed products.”

For more information about Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, please visit our website at or call (715) 779-3398.  Join Apostle Island’s on-line conversations on:  Facebook: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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