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Glaciers, Soils and Forests – They’re All Related

  • 03/03/2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City

Glaciers have shaped almost all of Michigan’s landscape. Most of our lakes, hills and soils are a direct re-sult of the action of ice that covered our state from about 30,000 years ago until it finally left, about 10,000 years ago.

In this talk, Dr. Randy Schaetzl, a Geography/Geology professor at MSU, will discuss the glacial history of NW Lower Michigan, and explain how just about everything we see and use today has linkages to gla-cial ice. Soils are his specialty, so expect to also hear how glacial sediment and soils are interrelated, and how those soils have led to vastly different forest productivities across the mitten.

Bring your landscape-related questions!

This event is sponsored by the Forestry Assistance Program.

For more information, contact Kama Ross, District Forester for Leelanau, Grand Traverse, and Benzie Conservation Districts at 231-256-9783 or kama.ross@macd.org.

$5/person by March 1, $10/at the door

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