SOEI News

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.…  Read More

Adrian Wydeven

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator and wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven is helping provide input on a Mexican gray wolf recovery plan for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). He is…  Read More

Loon flying over a lake

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Update

This year marked the seventh Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. This survey started in 1985 and is orchestrated once every five years on 258 pre-selected lakes throughout northern Wisconsin. This year…  Read More

Northland College intern and loon

Full Circle

Former LoonWatch Intern Christopher Emory describes his internship experience as “coming full circle, from learning about loons and educating the public last summer, to actually doing the hands-on field work…  Read More

NIck Smith at booth at Loon Days

My LoonWatch Internship

By Nicholas G. Smith Last winter I applied for the LoonWatch internship at the SOEI. I saw this as an opportunity to learn ways to bring wildlife science together with…  Read More

Loons Spread the Good News about Menhaden

By Paul Spitzer, PhD | Reprinted from the Atlantic Journal New regulations clamping down on the commercial menhaden harvest are working—last fall’s Chesapeake Bay loon count offers proof. Autumn brings…  Read More