Category Archive: Research

Carrying out applied research, innovative activities, and practical projects that contribute to sustainable development

Jul 17

Planting the Seed: SDI Phenology Team Shares Their Knowledge

By Kayla Cleveland Upon starting the Phenology Internship, it was really hard to tell a group of people what phenology is and the important role it plays within the Menominee Nation.  The computer research that I had done to mentally prepare myself for Earth Day at the College of Menominee Nation was not enough and …

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Jul 17

Bonus!: ViFF Vlog 4.1

As a bonus treat, the ViFF crew has an extra posting for this week.  

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Jul 16

Back to the Lab: ViFF Season 2, Ep 4

In this shortened week, the interns did some lab work. The team was split up and took on individual projects in CMN’s Mac Lab. Evelynn and Amy compiled a list of 50 identified plants from the 360 locations and their uses. Matthew listened back to the audio of last week’s interview and transcribed what everyone …

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Jul 03

Adam’s Corn(er) Episode 2: Soil Testing

This week, Adam and colleague Brandon head out into the garden to get soil readings.

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Jul 01

Out in the Field: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 3

  This week the interns interviewed some experts. They started off the week talking with Jeff Gringon about what plants were growing on the Zoar site so that they could better identify them in person and in the app. They also interviewed a USDA Forest Service Silviculturist, John Lampereur, about the effects the tornado had …

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Jun 27

Into the Storm: Visualizing Forest Futures Week 2

Hello, and welcome back to ViFF Blogs. This week, the interns finalized what they would be focusing on for the project: wind damage. They will be looking at how the 2007 tornado affected the Menominee forest by comparing disturbed and non-disturbed areas. With that, the interns finally listened to their parents and spent some time …

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Jun 24

A Day in the Life of a Phenology Intern

  This video gives the viewer a look into what we phenology interns see on a day-to-day basis, from the tallest tree to the smallest slug. It also includes two of the plants we are following: Jack in the Pulpit (JIP) and Mayflower (MYF). The growth of each plant we follow is vital to our research, …

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Jun 21

Adam’s Corn(er): Bear Island Flint Corn update

  Agricultural Research Assistant Adam Schulz takes us on an introductory tour of the garden for year 3 of the Bear Island Flint Corn research.

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Jun 18

Visualizing Forest Futures Season 2

For Season 1 of the ViFF Vlogs, check out our Youtube playlist: here Hello and welcome to season 2 of the ViFF Vlogs. This time, you’ll see that we went to the pawn shop, hocked our V and bought a B, and are now called the ViFF Blogs. We figured we would change up our …

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Jun 17

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

Phenology: what is it? And why is it important? These were questions that members of the community had when attending the citizen scientist training that was held on May 11, 2019 at the CMN campus. All attendees had the opportunity to have these questions answered by Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, …

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