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Loon and Baby

LoonWatch

…cases are responsible for loons and loon music disappearing from traditional nesting lakes. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. Though our primary focus is Wisconsin, our education and research activities extend to Upper Great Lakes…

Red canoe on a lake

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

…begins/environment and spirituality programs begin 1981: Sustainably designed Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute dedicated 1982: Memorial service to honor Sigurd F. Olson held following his death 1983: Sigurd F. Olson professorship endowed 1985: First Sigurd T. Olson Loon Research Award given 1985: First Apostle Islands School held 1987: Timber Wolf Alliance…

In Wildness and Wonder

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Looks to the Future By Alan Brew, Executive Director of the SOEI Over the past year, in anticipation of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s fiftieth anniversary in 2022, the staff of the Institute have reflected on its history and deliberated about its future. We have…

2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

Give to LoonWatch

LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. Please fill out the gift form below. Please call 715-682-1215 if you would like to change or cancel a recurring gift. Video footage by Linda Grenzer Give to LoonWatch

Happy Anniversary, LoonWatch

THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE

…set in deep black? Forty years ago, the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College started a project called LoonWatch to “protect common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research.” A highlight of last month’s Wisconsin Lakes Convention in Stevens Point was a panel discussion about LoonWatch

Mother loon and her chick

Loon Research Award

…conservationist, writer, biologist, and the namesake for the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute (SOEI). He leaves an enduring legacy from his efforts in research and conservation to all who work with and enjoy loons. For his contributions of scholarship to loon research and natural history, the LoonWatch program named…

Mother loon and her chick

Wisconsin Loon Population on the Rise


Results of the 2015 one-day Wisconsin Loon Population Survey

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute LoonWatch program announced today that Wisconsin loons are doing surprisingly well, according to the results of the 2015 one-day Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. According to the most recent results, the adult loon population is estimated at 4,350, an increase of 9.1 percent from…

Phot0 by Brad Thompson. 2021 loonwatch winning photo of loon and chick.

Loon Appreciation Week & Poster

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Northland College, Ashland, WI 54806 COPYRIGHT: By submitting files, entrants certify that they hold exclusive copyright to the submitted images and license Northland College and LoonWatch to use the submitted images for posters and other promotional items. Previously submitted or published work is…

Loon airs its wings

LoonWatch Seeks Volunteers for the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey

LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, is dedicated to the protection of our region’s loon populations through education, monitoring, and research. In order to better understand the status of Wisconsin’s loon population, LoonWatch orchestrates a state-wide loon population survey once every five years. This…