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Fall Festival

…of 7 awards to remarkable alumni from 1969 – 2017. The first official announcement about the winners will be in the spring edition of the Northland College Magazine coming to your mailbox in mid-April. To ensure you receive all future publications, join the magazine mailing list. SOEI 50th Anniversary Conference…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…Why not face up to the real issue, the preserving of something wild for its own sake, for the days when our population will be three hundred million instead of one hundred and ninety?” We must look to the future—not the next decade, but a future of fifty, one hundred…

Water Summit

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have…

Lake Superior and beach

Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change

…region’s geologic past and climate future, I will be aware that this community is taking notice and moving forward with initiatives to address climate change. There is much to be proud of, yet much work to be done. I urge you to support existing efforts to promote sustainability and push…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…and the shrubs—they have no nesting habitat. It occurs to me later that I am walking through a museum, filled with relics of the past, and I wonder about the future of the northern forest. I later ask Johnson her thoughts on this. She says she suspects that future generations…

This is how we do natural resources. Woman with fish.

Natural Resources

…with other Earth systems. You will learn about the interconnectedness of forests, human society, and culture from a historic to modern land ethic viewpoint while exploring the past, present, and future role of forests as a commodity that can provide potentially renewable and sustainable raw materials, fuels, sources for recreation,…

Sigurd Olson Letters

…to wilderness areas all over the United States in the belief that these areas need such protection if they are to be preserved for future generations. No new administrative agency will be created. They will be handled as they have been in the past by the Departments of Interior and…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…the universe that I could never have gotten any other way. What has my reading been through the past ten years if not a conscious search for the truth, the truth regarding religion, faith in God and immortality. I have read the beliefs of all the great thinkers of our

Sigurd Olson Articles

…me as though he had stepped out of the pages of the past. For that matter, all of Henry’s life had been spent in the wilderness lake country of the Minnesota-Ontario border, and he knew the life of the bush from long before the days of planes and steel. When…

Liz White in cap and gown

Liz White: Student Commencement Address

…But what I see most is close friends, good neighbors, and caring community members. Together we have already made a huge difference in this community and I can’t wait to see what impact we will make in the future. I wish the best to all of you, always. Thank you….