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Data Visualizations

Data visualizations Reporting our Data. Here are the current data visualizations produced by the Center for Rural Communities. For more information, contact us. Northwoods Demographics Database Chequamegon Bay Climate Change Database…  Read More

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Northwoods Community Survey

Over two million people live in the mostly rural counties of northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Despite the many differences found throughout hundreds of rural communities, they all share similar climates, economies, cultures, and histories. Additionally, they are all dealing with the challenges of social and economic changes and ecological…  Read More

Lake Superior near Madeline Island

Keep It Out of the Lake

June 24, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Actions to Reduce Overflows The City of Ashland is taking numerous steps to reduce stormwater and wastewater runoff and overflows. Learn what city staff are doing AND what all of us can do to minimize our households’ or businesses’ contributions to the problem. Northwest Regional Planning Commission staff will show how a flood mapping tool…  Read More …  Read More

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Life on the Soggy Edges

June 19, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public Speakers: Dr. Matt Cooper, associate director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, assistant professor of biology and natural resources, Northland College and Dr. Sarah Johnson, associate professor of Natural Resources, Northland College. Learn about the Apostle Islands’ types of coastal wetlands and the habitat they provide…  Read More …  Read More

Family running into the waves with their shoes on the beach

International Joint Commission Public Meeting

September 25, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Step In and Speak out for the Great Lakes: Lake Superior Join the International Joint Commission and the Ashland region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Lake Superior…  Read More …  Read More

Negaunee, MI downtown

Quality of Life Database

What we measure matters, and measuring quality of life and well-being is essential for understanding rural communities. Our Northwoods Quality of Life (NWQoL) Database brings together a comprehensive list of data on rural, northern communities across the Northwoods of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Utilizing a variety of original, proprietary data collected…  Read More