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January 2019

Conserving America’s Trout Waters

January 29, 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Corey Fischer

A River Calling Northland alum Corey Fisher will explore his life-long connection with moving water and how this affinity has evolved into a career with Trout Unlimited, working with hunters and anglers to safeguard the places trout call home. Corey Fisher lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife Cheryl, and their dog Blue. He works for Trout Unlimited, advocating for public land management policies that conserve fish and wildlife habitat. When not in the mountains backpacking, hunting, casting flies to…

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February 2019

On the River with Henry Thoreau: or, Liquid Thoughts for Hot Times

February 19, 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Daegan Miller

We know Henry David Thoreau today as a cantankerous nature writer, but in his own time and place he was also known as the Town of Concord's best surveyor. In 1859, on the cusp of the Civil War, he surveyed the Concord River and drew up an enormous seven-foot map of its flowage. This talk considers Thoreau's river map, the ethics it plots, and how Thoreau's surveying can help us navigate the perils of the Anthropocene. Daegan Miller is a…

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