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Saturday, April 27 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Naturalist John Bates shares Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (and Where to Find Them)

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Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (and Where to Find Them)

Old-growth forests touch the soul of many people. Despite the remarkable emotional appeal and scientific value of old-growth forests, only 0.3% of Wisconsin’s old-growth forests remain. Nevertheless, these scattered, small parcels still retain their ability to amaze hikers with their diversity, complexity, and beauty.
This book directs visitors to the 50 best old-growth sites left in Wisconsin. Each site has clear directions, a listing of ownership, size, and age, and a description of its ecological features, with perhaps a story of why it was saved. A map and photo(s) illustrates each site. An additional shorter chapter includes the “50 Best-of-the-Rest.”
The book is for a general audience, but its wealth of rigorously-researched and profusely-illustrated data may also serve as a general reference for professional ecologists and conservationists.

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John Bates

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. His most recent non-fiction book is Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (And Where to Find Them). He’s... Read More →


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