Book on Minnesota's landscape gets update after 25 years of climate change

Tettegouche State Park
Daybreak over Lake Superior and Palisade Head, Tettegouche State Park, Minn. As the climate changes, so does Minnesota's landscape. The second edition of "Minnesota's Natural Heritage" is out this month, documenting those changes over the past 25 years.
Photo by Gary Alan Nelson

In 1995, John R. Tester and Mary Keirstead wrote what some call the definitive book on Minnesota’s ecological history. But after 25 years of rapid climate change, “Minnesota’s Natural Heritage” needed an update.

Minnesota's Natural Heritage, second edition book cover
The second edition of "Minnesota’s Natural Heritage.”
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The second edition is out this month and will be celebrated in a virtual book launch 7 p.m. Thursday.

Co-author John Moriarty spoke with MPR News chief meteorologist and Climate Cast host Paul Huttner about the changes outlined in the book.

Click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast to hear their conversation.

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