Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - AVID Citizen Science-Sugarloaf Cove

AVID Citizen Science-Schroeder website

9096 Hwy 61
Schroeder, MN 55613

Are you interested in deer? Come learn more about the impacts of deer in Minnesota and help researchers at the University of Minnesota monitor the impacts of deer on vegetation. In this session you will get the training you need to become a citizen scientist volunteer for the AVID (Assessing Vegetative Impacts by Deer) program in Minnesota. You will learn how to recognize signs of deer impacts in your woodlands, how to identify the vegetation deer like to eat, and how to measure tree seedlings and submit your data. Following the session you will have the tools you need to get started collecting data.

This program is perfect for woodland owners, naturalists, and others with a basic knowledge of trees and plant identification.

The course cost is $35 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Matt Russell

Matt Russell's Extension programming translates and synthesizes University research to inform management decisions made by forest landowners and to guide strategic planning for natural resource professionals. His Extension content focuses on strategies to sustain the health and productivity of Minnesota forests.

Johanna Desprez

Johanna Desprez Extension’s Forest-Wildlife Program Coordinator for the Assessing Vegetation for Impacts from Deer (AVID) Program in Minnesota, a citizen science program developed to monitor the impact of deer across Minnesota. She holds an MS in Forestry from Purdue University, where her research focused on the regional shifts of tree species due to climate change.

Sponsor Information

UMN Extension Forestry

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