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Northland student research

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Seth W. Davenport, Tyrease “TJ” James, and Dr. Jonathan G. Marti

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student researchers, who are working on Outer Island—one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands on Lake Superior that…

Paulette Moore with her camera

Free Speech TV Premieres Moore’s Doc

…and writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, ABC and other national and international media outlets. Moore collaborated with YES! Magazine co-founder and editor-at-large Sarah van Gelder to create this documentary from their footage and reporting from Standing Rock camps gathered in the fall of 2016. They chronicled activists known…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Meditation, Forest Bathing, and Yoga Retreat

July 31August 4

Relax and recharge at the Forest Lodge Educational Campus for a meditation, yoga, and chanting retreat. The schedule includes unstructured time in the woods, yoga, forest bathing, and guided meditation. Jodi Supanich and Sarah Clem will both guide yoga and forest bathing sessions. Please contact Jodi Supanich at jsupanich@northland.edu or…

Tracking canines in snow

Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Training and Refresher

November 4, 2023, 9:00 am3:30 pm

This workshop, instructed by Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles, teaches the basics of tracking medium-to-large-sized carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track surveys. Participants will be provided with a tracker’s notebook. Lunch will also…

Plant Sale

March 24, 2023, 8:00 am8:00 pm

…for anyone who may have missed Friday or wants to visit again. If you are unable to make it to the plant sale, or are interested in greenhouse plants not on the plant sale, please reach out to Dr. Sarah Johnson, and we will do our best to accommodate you!…

Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

…the site of a long stretch of singing sand, Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Resources Sarah Johnson (NC class of 2002) and three students measure elevation, dune health, and juniper statistics like width, height, sex, and mortality. The National Park Service has contracted with Northland College to monitor dune…