5:30 – 6:15 pm
Guest Registration, Food, Music, Slide Show, Online Bidding Kick-off
6:15 – 6:25 pm
Cullen Board President’s Welcome and Update, Jerrold Gershone
6:25 – 7:15 pm
Guest Speaker Introduction, Presentation/Q and A with Dr. Lee Frelich
Oak Forest, Maple Forest or Prairie?
The Roles of Climate, Fire and Landform
Southern Minnesota once had an interesting mosaic of oak forest, maple forest and prairies. We will learn how climate and fire interacted with landform to create this mosaic, how this mosaic has been altered by human activities, look at potential future changes with a warmer climate, and discuss implications for management and restoration of natural areas.
Online Bidding Closes
8:00 – 8:30 pm
Wrap Up, Gift Distribution, Silent/Online Auction Closeout