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Sigurd Olson Letters

…the wilderness bill that would make clear that the bill was not eliminating outboard motors or proposing an expansion of the size of the canoe country wilderness. (At the time, this wilderness, known today as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, was called the Superior Roadless Areas.) The correspondence below…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…of wilderness. In the Master Plans that are coming up, you know what you have got to do. In every individual plan, the same, broad regional considerations Ted and Howard were talking about yesterday give it even more impact. The preservation of wilderness is vital and important because without wilderness,…

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries The Singing Wilderness. The Singing Wilderness, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1956, was Sigurd Olson’s first book, and it was immensely successful, becoming a classic of American nature writing. For Sigurd himself, it was the culmination of a long and hard-fought dream. The journal…

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

wilderness assets. Third, wilderness protection means defending these national assets from external forces that would compromise wilderness integrity. Finally, in an age of video games and gadgetry, we need to introduce more young people to the inspiring and restorative powers wilderness possesses. So, happy birthday, Wilderness Act, and thank you…

Sig Olson's personal gear

Sigurd Olson Legacy

…article fully devoted to wilderness philosophy. 1936 Sigurd becomes dean of Ely Junior College. 1938 In September American Forests publishes Sigurd’s article “Why Wilderness?” Superior National Forest’s three wilderness areas, recently enlarged, are renamed the Superior Roadless Areas. 1941 Sigurd begins a syndicated newspaper column, “America Out of Doors.” It…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…chance to not only exercise my mind but my body as well. Graham tells of playing water polo for exercise. That would pall upon me. I want the struggle of ranging over miles of wilderness, pitching my camp at night underneath the spruces, wilderness living, developing a natural tan and…

Northland student portaging canoe

Outdoor Education

…belonging through outdoor experiences. course list Natural History The natural history emphasis gives you in-depth ecological knowledge and the added skills of interpretation to help you connect people to nature. Our graduates go on to become outdoor education instructors, naturalists, interpretive park rangers, and environmental educators. course list Related Backpacker…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…in the five remote locations they loved and shared together, The Carry Home embodies Olson’s literary legacy through its articulation of the Wilderness Movement, exploring the fundamental meaning of wilderness and by being a “well-written story stylistically,” said Alan Brew, associate professor of English at Northland College, who served on…

Sigurd Olson Articles

…from the winter’s fast, and as she came on her great black head weaved slowly from side to side. I sat there at the end of the log, fascinated by the sight and my growing predicament. Of course I knew that bears seldom bother humans. But this was spring and…

student in cafeteria

International Application Process

…select any NACES approved credit evaluation service, but Northland recommends using one of the following: International Education Evaluations, Inc. Course-by-course Cost = $145 5 business day processing SpanTran Course-by-course with GPA Cost = $150 10 business days processing World Education Services, Inc. Basic course-by-course Cost = $160 7 business days…