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Water Summit

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have…

This is how we do natural resources. Woman with fish.

Natural Resources

…with other Earth systems. You will learn about the interconnectedness of forests, human society, and culture from a historic to modern land ethic viewpoint while exploring the past, present, and future role of forests as a commodity that can provide potentially renewable and sustainable raw materials, fuels, sources for recreation,…

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Global Discussion on Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

…the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life. Climate change may be an economic and technological problem, but she views it as a moral problem, and says it calls…

Wheeler Hall 2016

Message to the Community: budget updates

…generosity of a few individuals who have provided vital gifts to the College. I support these immediate moves to substantially reduce our vulnerability to the unexpected and to help secure what I believe is a bright future for our College. These actions will close the projected budget shortfall for the…

Annin Judges Our Waters, Our Future Writing Contest

…to submit stories is February 1, 2016. Complete contest details can be found at The contest encourages Wisconsinites to envision a desirable future and participate in building that future through storytelling. Representatives from Madison Magazine, which will publish the winning story, will also be part of the judges’ panel….

Baby piglets nestled together

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

…solid liberal education preparation for veterinary medicine professions. If you are passionate about animals and caring for their health you may choose to major in biology, chemistry, or fisheries and wildlife ecology while taking courses that meet veterinary school admissions requirements. One particular major does not have an advantage over…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…and the shrubs—they have no nesting habitat. It occurs to me later that I am walking through a museum, filled with relics of the past, and I wonder about the future of the northern forest. I later ask Johnson her thoughts on this. She says she suspects that future generations…