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Tribal forests in Wisconsin are more diverse, sustainable

Don Waller first visited the forests managed by the Menominee Nation in the 1980s while studying the effects of deer on seedling growth. He was immediately impressed. The forests seemed more mature and healthy than those outside of the Menominee reservation in northern Wisconsin.

But it took more than 25 years, and collaboration with Nicholas Reo, a professor of environmental science at Dartmouth College and a member of the Ojibwe tribe, for Waller to rigorously study the forests managed by the Menominee and Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-tribal-forests-wisconsin-diverse-sustainable.html#jCp

 

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