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Foresters return to their roots PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:24 AM

TIPLER, Wis.—For years students majoring in Forestry at Purdue University spent their summers at Lost Lake Camp, located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Tipler.
From June 8 to the 11, alumni, faculty and staff who attended and worked at the camp, along with adult guests, will gather to relive some of the magic of those memorable summers between 1959 and 1976 and again in 1983-84.
Tipler area residents who worked at the camp are cordially invited to the picnic at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Those interested in attending the picnic are asked to contact Richard Haskett at rcrhaskett@comcast.net or 651-330-1481 to let him know how many are coming.
The camp underwent a major restoration of the cabins and facilities by the Forest Service in 2011. In keeping with their listing on the National Register of Historic Places, all work retained the original character and appearance of the buildings while incorporating needed accommodations.
As part of the reunion activities, participants are donating and erecting a replica of the historic flagpole that stood there at the camp.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013 and during twenty of its 80 years, the forest was the training ground for a generation of resource professionals.
Purdue Forestry Department continues to conduct field studies on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and conduct student field exercises on Hagermann Lake.
The summer camp experience was for many young foresters the defining point in their career choice.