Day: June 21, 2024

In the News – Charles Kerfoot and Buffalo Reef Stamp Sands

Charles Kerfoot, Biological Sciences Emeritus Research Professor, and Professor Emerita Carol MacLennan of Social Sciences appeared in a Great Lakes Now episode titled “Reef Rescue and Wild Edibles.” The episode included a segment on Copper Country’s Buffalo Reef — a high-value fish spawning ground in Superior Grand Traverse Bay. Kerfoot and others explained in the segment how threatened the reef is by millions of tons of stamp sands, also known as mine tailings, and summarized what’s been done so far. The Buffalo Reef Task Force put together a long-term multiphase plan of action this year, which was also featured in the Great Lakes Now episode.

Charles Kerfoot in the field near Buffalo Reef.
Charles Kerfoot

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