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Shared Lands Strong Future

Festival Event

The extensive public lands of Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario are treasured places to enjoy forest and waters and what their gateway communities have to offer.
Event time and date was April 23rd at 10:00am to 11:30 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
Our Spring Forum is now available to watch online, please visit YouTube Heart of the Continent Channel
SHARED LANDS STRONG FUTURE to learn more about the public lands we share, how these lands support healthy lives and our economy - LINK BELOW

Stepping into 2021

The Heart of the Continent Partnership Invites You To Our First Online Forum
Shared Land Strong Future
April 23rd 10:00am to 11:30am Central Standard Time
Presentations were made by public land managers
Trevor Gibb - Quetico Provincial Park
Susan Caton -Superior National Forest
Patty Thielen - MN Department Natural Resources

The event shared our successes, and what we are working on, and questioned the group about ideas to move the partnership goals into the next challenging years.
You are now able to watch the forum online SHARED LANDS STRONG FUTURE

Our Keynote Speaker : Sheena Pate

Our Keynote speaker is from another National Geographic Geotourism Destination, Crown of the Continent’s Project Coordinator, Sheena Pate. Sheena is responsible for maintaining and advancing the State of Montana's transboundary partnerships and collaborations with respective representatives from Alberta, British Columbia, and First Nations/Tribes. Focus is on facilitating interaction with industry, community, government, land managers, and conservation stakeholders and creating concrete opportunities to utilize and integrate. Pate also serves as the current president of the National Geotourism Council.

Speakers From Our Neighbouring Public Lands:

  • Trevor Gibb, Superintendent, Quetico Provincial Park
  • Patty Thielen, NE Regional Director, Minnesota Department Natural Resources
  • Susan Catton, Public Services Staff Officer, Superior National Forest

At the foot of the Giant - Dark Forest Photography
At the foot of the Giant - Dark Forest Photography

This webinar is intended for anyone who wants to protect and conserve the area, has a tourism-based business, or is interested in region-wide economic development.