The sawmill of The Menominee Tribal Enterprises on the Neopit Mill Pond Oct. 23, 2018. “A lot of people come here looking for a magic bullet,” says Marshall Pecore. “Menominees believe generally that man is part of the land. The rest of society believes man owns the land.” The Menominee in northern Wisconsin are preparing for the ways in which climate change could affect their forest in the future, in which invasive species could impact the life cycle of trees in the area. 95 percent of the land is occupied by trees here, and the forest is so dense that the reservation’s sharp outline is visible from space. The land owned by the neighboring community of Shawano County is recognizable by the sudden and stark division of forest and open fields.
Photo by Lauren Justice