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Timber Wolf Alliance

Since 1987, TWA has been assisting organizations and individuals interested in promoting wolf recovery through public education, citizen science, and volunteer activities.

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Alumni

Alumni Let’s stay connected. Welcome to Northland’s alumni website! You are an alumnus if you attended Northland for one year or more. Occasionally, the alumni board of directors confers honorary alumni status upon non-alumni to express appreciation for work they have done on behalf of the College. We’re here to advance the goals of Northland College…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners • 1991. Open Spaces, Jim Dale Vickery. Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) gave its inaugural award to Minnesota author Jim Dale Vickery for Open Spaces , a book that takes the reader to the unpopulated spaces in North America. Vickery, who died in June 2014, continued to write about…  Read More

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How Wine Shaped a Nation

Q&A WITH PROFESSOR ERICA HANNICKEL

Associate Professor of Environmental History Erica Hannickel talks with us about her book, Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America, published in 2013 by University of Pennsylvania Press. Q. You’re an environmental historian writing about grape cultivation. How does one intersect with the other and how did you get interested? A. I came to grapes…  Read More

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Lake Superior is the Classroom

Studying, researching & touring Lake Superior By Beth Dooley, For the Star Tribune Updated: September 5, 2014 “Everyone has a listening point somewhere. It does not have to be in the north or even close to the wilderness, but some place of quiet where the universe can be contemplated with awe.” — Sigurd F. Olson…  Read More

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Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

By Mark Peterson and David Zentner Lake Superior Wilderness Conference | September 5-6 | Duluth, MN Rarely is federal legislation passed today with such unanimity as happened with the Wilderness Act 50 years ago this week. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Act 373-1. The Senate approved it 73-12. President Lyndon Johnson signed the…  Read More

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From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune What if we could turn millions of plastic pop bottles back into chemicals, and then reuse those chemicals in things such as pharmaceuticals or cosmetics? Turns out that’s exactly what students at two Wisconsin schools have shown can be done. Research teams of undergraduate students working with Nick Robertson,…  Read More

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Impact on local economy put at $45.5 M

By Rick Olivo, The Daily Press A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study shows that Northland College has an economic impact that compares favorably with the other major employers in Ashland County and has a substantial economic effect over a five-county region. The UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) prepared the study. Its author was Russ…  Read More