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Sigurd Olson Articles

…allowed to grow and then was cut for lumber. In this way the spirit of the tree had been saved. As a symbol it could serve no higher or more exalted purpose. In the morning I must write that boy and tell him all about it, perhaps enclose a spray…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…blankets of mackerel. How much I am like Thoreau and how near I sometimes feel his presence. I know he sat with me this afternoon. I can hear him say speaking of the cutting of his beloved forests and looking at the clouds, “At least they cannot cutthem down.” Life…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…In the short space of two centuries to feed the insatiable maw of industry, the earth was raped of its resources and ancient ecological balances upset. In the process, man cut his spiritual roots and the interdependencies which over the centuries had preserved the ecosystem of which he once was…

Northland College student installing hoop house

Food Is Everything

Danny Simpson '18, Assistant Manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center

…He has been hired by UW-Extension to trial five varieties of broccoli, green beans, carrots, and potatoes. The position is funded by a USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant and covers two research seasons. “There is also a profound joy that comes from being a part of the process…

Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

…Guatemala where I wrote about the work of a sustainable agriculture project,” she said. There, she discovered a passion for exploring how society and nature intersect. “I saw first-hand how structural forces compelled people to cut and burn the forest out of necessity, not out of malice or even lack…

Muddy fish creek watershed

Northland Project Aims to Clear Chequamegon Bay’s Muddy Waters

…that there should be a lot more trout and other fish in Fish Creek,” he said. Hudson said the problem dates back to the region’s lumbering days when loggers cut trees right to the banks of the river and built temporary dams to hold logs. When the logs were ready…

Visiting lecturer Brendan Baylor in his studio

Artist takes fresh look at historical clearcut

…He transferred the original image onto thirty-two panels, each measuring one by one foot, to create a woodcut print grid of four by eight panels. The main thing that slowed his work, was human limitation: he could only physically cut about one block a day without risking hand cramps and…

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

…that you could almost cut it with a knife. Glenn Grage 1959 I met my wife’s twin sister, Joanne, at Cabbie’s in the early 1960s. She gave me Dianne’s phone number as I was attending Marquette Dental School in Milwaukee and Dianne worked as a legal secretary in Milwaukee; I…

2016 Water Summit

ADP: White Paper calls for increased funding for Great Lakes Restoration

…2013, when many federal programs were hit by across the board cuts from federal budget sequestration. In that year, the appropriation for the act fell to $285 million, but went back up to the usual $300 million through fiscal year 2016. However, in the budget proposed by outgoing President Barak…

veteran flag ceremony

Memories of a Fallen Soldier

…from Tokyo and I talked with him also. He plans to stay here for the present and says he has been writing frequently to his parents. Dean was in the 9th Division in the Delta and says his platoon was badly cut up in some very tough fighting, but he…