Lane Johnson

man standing next to a tree
Research Forester

175 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
United States

Contact me for help with:
  • Research equipment and forestry tools available for student use
  • Digital or printed map products and associated geospatial data
  • Historical materials related to forest research and management
  • Field safety
  • Dendrochronology, dendroecology, and fire history
  • Fire ecology


Lane has been with the CFC since November 2017, returning to Duluth from northern New Mexico. As part of the FMR office, Lane is routinely involved in a blend of research, education, outreach, and forest management activities. His research focuses on the fire ecology of red pine forests in the Great Lakes region where he uses tree-rings and other historical records to better understand the ecological and cultural history of fire-dependent plant communities, and apply this information to contemporary forest policy and management. In his free time, you might find Lane on a northwoods trail, in his home kitchen, or somewhere in between.