Wisconsin Academy talk by David Mladenoff: The State of Wisconsin’s Forests – Oct. 8

From our pines and sugar maples in the north to our oaks in the south, we have more forest in Wisconsin today than at any other time in the last 100 years. Join the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters for an evening with ecologist David Mladenoff who will guide attendees through the vast and winding history of our state’s forests. For 30 years, Mladenoff, a professor in the UW-Madison forest and wildlife ecology department, has examined how both natural and historical disturbances have affected our forests. Mladenoff believes our task is to understand and meet the challenges of climate change, globalization of trade, and the diversity of land ownership in order to ensure the sustainability of our forests into the future.

Oct. 8, 7:00-8:30pm: David Mladenoff’s talk
Wisconsin Studio, directly across from the James Watrous Gallery
Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

This talk is free with advanced registration. Go here to register.

This talk is presented in conjunction with the new exhibit LOGJAM from the James Watrous Gallery. Prior to the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to take a special tour with exhibition curator Jody Clowes. The exhibit features the work of Brenda Baker, Kevin Giese, and Mark Iwinski, three artists whose sculpture and prints inspire reflection on environmental restoration and the health of our forests. Through photographs, artifacts, and text, the exhibition also considers the legacy of the Wisconsin clearcut, the rise of the industrial forest, and the move toward more sustainable forestry.

6:00-6:30pm: Guided tour of LOGJAM exhibit with curator Jody Clowes
James Watrous Gallery
Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

This tour is limited to 25 people. Registration information can be found here.