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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Northwoods Fire Ecology Program August 24

The International Wolf Center still has seats available for its Northwoods Fire Ecology program on Saturday, August 24!

The history of wildfire in the Superior National Forest is long and varied. Learn about this natural disturbance and how it affects the flora and fauna of the northwoods. Meet with wildfire experts in the field and explore the Pagami Creek Fire area by foot and canoe. Discuss how wolves, moose and other species adapt and benefit from fires in their habitat. That evening, enjoy a hearty meal at Listening Point, famed retreat of conservationist Sigurd Olson, and historic fire ecology with Listening Point staff.

Activity Level:

One hike over uneven terrain for one to three miles depending on group abilities. Canoe paddling on a lake with little to no current. Activities will be dependent on weather conditions.

Package Includes:

    Expert instruction by Center staff and guest speakers (LP and USFS)
    Guided canoe excursion in the BWCAW
    Hike in the BWCAW
    Private visit to Listening Point, famed retreat of Sigurd Olson
    Snacks, field lunch and dinner
    Transport during program activities

Wolf Center Member Rate: $112.50
Non-member Rate:    $125

More details and registration: http://www.wolf.org/wolves/experience/programs/fireecology.asp

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