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WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

Projects Awarded After Congress Restores Funding For Sea Grant Program By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to Great Lakes research and education projects. Congress recently restored $76.5 million in Sea Grant funding nationwide. The Trump administration had proposed eliminating the program. Wisconsin Sea Grant…  Read More


Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

Give a teen a camera, lead her or him into nature, and you could change a life—and maybe help save the planet at the same time. At least that’s been the experience of Northland College alumnus Ian Karl ’04, experiential programming coordinator at Northwest Passage. Karl oversees outdoor and experiential program design and execution—from gardening…  Read More

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Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

Researcher study vulnerabilities Northland College researchers want to prepare Chequamegon Bay for the worst. In order to do so, first they need to better understand how the Bay works. Four researchers will present their most recent findings to the community Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This…  Read More

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Apostle Islands Stewardship Symposium

This symposium will feature presentations focused on the natural and human history of the Apostle Islands. Presentations will be of varying lengths and some will provide details about recent and long-term research and management projects, while others will provide summary overviews of discoveries and findings from a variety of studies, activities, or projects.

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Surveying Mussels in the Apostle Islands

Discovery of First Invasives

Research Associate Dr. Toben Lafrancois was shooting underwater photographs during a National Park Service resource inspection near Sand Island on Lake Superior in the summer of 2015 when the team noticed something attached to the bottom of a sunken steamboat. As Lafrancois picked it up, he and the team suspected they had found the first…