Providing citizen science opportunities to engage the variety of users on site at BLELC is a significant piece of our overall outreach. We strive to create opportunities for school groups, recreationalists, adult learners, and local organizations to practice citizen science.
Northwoods Vernal Pool Project
Come learn about the amazing organisms that call vernal pools home.
Wood Ducks Nest Watch
Help to document the presence and fledgling success of Wood ducks on Boulder Lake
Minnesota Bee Atlas
Conducted throughout 18,000 acres - led by Gene Kremer: 2011-Present
If you would like to go on fungal inventory hikes with Gene please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Conducted throughout 18,000 acres by UMD Entomology Students throughout the course of the year - 2012
Effectiveness of a Systemic Deer repellent on White Pine Deer Browse in the Lake Superior Watershed
In the fall of 2013 NRRI partnered with the Duluth East School Forest Program and Boulder Lake ELC on a long term monitoring project that will look at the effectiveness of Repellex (systemic repellent) in the prevention of deer browse on White Pine seedling regeneration.
30X100 Meter Deer Exclosure is also available for research
Breeding Bird Large Plot Monitoring
Boulder Lake Management Area was one of nine study plots located across northern Minnesota studied by Natural Resource Research Institute researchers. The study plots are one square mile in area and are located on a variety of land ownerships including federal, state, county, industry and private. The large plots were chosen to represent the various forest management agencies that exist in northern Minnesota. These intensive study plots were sampled as part of an intensive study on breeding productivity and habitat and landscape use of breeding forest birds, which complements NRRI's ongoing Forest Bird Monitoring Program on western Great Lakes national forests. (Duration: 1992 - 2003)