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Student at city hall meeting

Water Collaborative Connects Communities

…Kellie Pederson, Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Lake Superior Project Coordinator, National Marine Sanctuary Research in the Chequamegon Bay: • Steve Galarnue, Director of the Great Lakes Department of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources • Jay Glase, National Parks Service • Randy Lehr, Codirector of the Northland College…

Northland College student Kim Oldenborg measures water on a stream.

Oldenborg headed for future in water

…the Center with the goal of obtaining data that may help to restore the hydrology and vegetation of tributary floodplains. “It was a really neat to see her take on so much individual direction with that project,” said Randy Lehr, codirector of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. While working…

aerial view of campus

$3.9M Awarded to Fund Great Lakes Research

By Raeanna Marnati, Fox 21 News The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute announced a $3.9 million grant that will fund 19 Great Lakes research, education and outreach projects, including two projects at Northland College in Ashland. The first Northland College project will be lead by Professor Randy Lehr. The…

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Waterway Near Proposed CAFO Has High Phosphorus Levels

DNR Plans To Add Creek To Impaired Waters List

Researchers in Ashland are seeing higher amounts of phosphorus in waters near Lake Superior. They say levels exceed state water quality standards in a creek that’s downstream from where a large hog farm may be built. Randy Lehr with the Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College said they’ve been…

Panelists Peter Annin and Cam Davis

WPR Audio Recording: Panel Discussion on The Future of GLRI

…Isham, Council of Great Lakes Industries President Kathryn Buckner, Healing Our Waters Coalition Campaign Director Todd Ambs and Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Co-Directors Randy Lehr and Peter Annin. Annin moderates the discussion. Listen to a complete audio recording of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative panel discussion, including audience questions….

Northland student in the lab

Research Experience Lands Weir His Dream Job

…parameters. I also help coordinate targeted studies involving nitrate in groundwater,” Weir said. When he started working at RMB, Weir advanced quickly into positions “they didn’t think they would have him in right away,” Randy Lehr, codirector of the Mary Griggs Burk Center for Freshwater Innovation, noted attributing this to…

Road damage

Preparing for a Wetter Future in the Great Lakes Region

Commentary for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On the evening of July 11, a violent and torrential storm swept through northwest Wisconsin, saturating communities, farms and forests from Lake Superior in Ashland County south approximately 75 miles to the Hayward Lakes area. Twelve hours later, local residents woke to damage from rainfall totals ranging from five to…