Friends of Sax-Zim Bog upcoming events – Duluth area

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog

Organization Overview

History and Mission

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog (FOSZB) originated in 2010 when Sparky Stensaas realized the biologically diverse habitat of the Sax-Zim Bog, one of the most famous birding areas in North America, was being threatened and needed a voice. Sparky had been birding the Bog since the early 1980s and had recently seen an increase in the logging of mature Black Spruce bogs. These mature old-growth forests are the exact habitat that many of our beloved boreal birds need for nesting and wintering. Sparky along with Dave Benson (Duluth) and Kim Eckert (Duluth) are the “founding fathers” of FOSZB. The founders also felt that in addition to land preservation, the area needed a Welcome Center/Nature Center. FOSZB became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in the summer 2011.

For more information about the program please visit: upcoming events

or select: Visit to BIG BOG

PO Box 3585
Duluth, Minnesota 55803
Call Sparky for Info: 218.341.3350 or email him at
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Contact Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus: