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'Pulse of the Forest' Is Centerpiece of Workshop That Is Open to the Community on July 29 and 30​


​Christopher Caldwell, Director of CMN Sustainable Development Institute, sends "​Posoh (Hello)​" to the College and its community​ along with the following invitation.



Sustainable Development Institute at College of Menominee Nation host​s​ a two-day Community Workshop that will include reports on our various projects, and featuring our ​"​Measuring the Pulse of the Forest​"​ project.​ Sessions will be at the Menominee Convention Center and on the CMN campus​.


This is a great opportunity for community members to hear about research being done to help the Menominee community learn more about climate change, its impacts, the projects focused on these issues, and what we have learned.


​​To help assure that there are enough handout materials and refreshments, p​lease contact Rebecca Edler at to​ indicate that you are planning to attend.​


The following is an overview of the agenda​.​




8​ ​​a.m.​-12​ noon​, Menominee Convention Center:



Staff, partners, and student interns will r​eport on the "Measuring the Pulse of the Forest: Assessing Adaptation and Mitigation of Tribal Sustainable Forestry and Communities to Climate Change" project. This will include an overview of both the ecological data collection components and the forest cultural relationship assessment efforts. Lunch will be provided.


1​ ​​p.m.​-4​ ​​p.m.​, CMN Keshena Campus



After lunch​,​ all of the participants ​are invited to gather ​on ​the ​College of Menominee Nation campus to visit the teaching plot installed in the forested area behind the ​SDI building South of the main campus. This is an opportunity to take our conversation outside.




8​ a.m.​-12​ noon​



There will be a short review of the Measuring the Pulse of the Forest project before we introduce all of the other internships and projects that have been a part of ​SDI's ​S​ummer program. This includes ​the​ POSOH project, the Learning from the Land project, the Sustainable Climate Risk Management project, and Food Sovereignty/Agricultural Research project. All present​ions will be​ by SDI student interns.



In addition to the presentations​, attendees will see ​a short poster session​ given by​ several SDI student interns and students sponsored by the CMN Solar Energy Research Institute​.



These projects showcase how SDI works as part of ​the the ​College of Menominee Nation to broaden the experiences and knowledge of our students as they become our future leaders. A recruitment table will be set up for folks interested in learning more about ​or ​applying to ​the ​College of Menominee Nation.