Join us for the very first presentation of our 2023 Fall Lecture Series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom. This lecture’s topic is Logging and the Birth of a Land Ethic.
How were Michigan White Pine’s logged? What was the impact of logging on Michigan’s developing economy and forest ecosystems? How has our approach to natural resource management changed over the decades? Join Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center Educator Natalie Cypher as we recount the story and changing industry of logging along the Great Lakes.
This lecture is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted.
Sign up online or call 419.214.5000 ext. 200.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: In the 1840s, Eastern states in America were beginning to exhaust their timber resources, and information about Michigan pine began to spread. Lumbermen began flocking to the Great Lakes State. Michigan’s lumber boom peaked around 1880 and by 1900, Lower peninsula forests were “virtually all cutover” and Upper Peninsula lumber production began to decline a few years after that.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Natalie Cypher, is a naturalist, educator, and all-around wildlife enthusiast. Currently working as an Educator for the Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) in Detroit, she has worked many years in Interpretation and Environmental Education in the metro-Detroit area.