Cynthia Dickinson’s latest photography project has brought her to new heights, literally and figuratively. Her work in progress, “Red Earth: Women and Land in NE Minnesota,” focuses on women living and working in Lake, Cook, St. Louis and Itasca Counties. It will be featured in a 2017 solo exhibit at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.
Watch for more Agate coverage of this exciting project as it nears completion. In the meantime, Dickinson has been kind enough to share these aerial images of Superior National Forest, taken during a recent interview with Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer.
On September 8, we flew out of the U.S. Forest Service Seaplane base on Shagawa Lake, Ely, MN, one of only two seaplane bases in the United States operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Pat Loe piloted the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver float plane, which is used for rescues, wildlife tracking, fighting fires, and restocking fish into lakes. On this flight, Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer was using radio telemetry to track collared wolves and deer (15 wolves, 11 deer). Shannon is a wildlife biologist working for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wolf and Deer Project in Ely, under the direction of Dr. L. David Mech. We did not see wolves or deer on this day, but she was successful in picking up their signals. There were great views of the landscape, and pilot Pat Loe pointed out many of the features below.
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Cynthia Dickinson’s Red Earth: Women and Land in NE Minnesota
Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer, Wildlife Biologist, USGS Wolf and Deer Project