The story of the change from a vast forest of huge white pines to the very different landscape we see today is also a story of the people who made the change – the lumberjacks. Dave Crawford will use photos, mostly taken 100 to 150 years ago, to tell the story, with a focus on the St. Croix River watershed, the heart of white pine logging in the Midwest. Entrance fee of $10.
Bio: Dave Crawford is a retired Minnesota State Park Naturalist. He worked at Interstate and Wild River State Parks in the St. Croix Valley for 34 years. He continues to volunteer for citizen science projects and naturalist mentoring, and does occasional talks and hikes for environmental education organizations.
Photo: Minnesota Historical Society