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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…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…Wilderness and A Sand County Almanac: Comparing Olson and Leopold January 12, 1930 Sigurd’s earliest discovered journal entry. January 16, 1930 Sigurd compares his life with that of John Burroughs. January 20, 1930 Sigurd discusses what he would later call his “flashes of insight.” February 2, 1930 Sigurd discusses his…

Loon and Baby

LoonWatch

…cases are responsible for loons and loon music disappearing from traditional nesting lakes. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. Though our primary focus is Wisconsin, our education and research activities extend to Upper Great Lakes…

Loon airs its wings

Protect Loons

…Keep dogs and cats away from loons and nests. Pets disturb nesting loons and can destroy loon eggs. Be a responsible boater. Never chase loons or run motorboats or personal watercraft over areas where loons have been seen. Loons and loon chicks have died from being hit by boats and…

In Wildness and Wonder

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Looks to the Future By Alan Brew, Executive Director of the SOEI Over the past year, in anticipation of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s fiftieth anniversary in 2022, the staff of the Institute have reflected on its history and deliberated about its future. We have…

standing by water's edge

Northland Students Complete WWF Leadership Program

…annual Wisconsin Wildlife Federation meeting April 22 (Earth Day). Their resolution (below) passed. Resolution to Support Pollinator-friendly Solar Electricity Awareness and Production in Wisconsin (passed April 21, 2017) Whereas, Wisconsin is reliant on imported non-renewable sources of electricity which pollute the land, air, and water and negatively impact Wisconsin’s wildlife…

Summit Biographies

…Board of Visitors for the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Ron Seely Ron is a freelance writer who specializes in covering science and environmental issues in the Great Lakes region. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences Communication…

Timber Wolf Alliance

At the start of the Timber Wolf Alliance, 1987, only 18 wolves were estimated to live in Wisconsin and fewer in Upper Michigan. That year, the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute began the Timber Wolf Alliance assisting twenty-one organizations and many private individuals interested in promoting wolf recovery in Wisconsin and…

Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

…internship at the new Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Kim said the experience shaped the rest of his life. “Each day at Northland, I sought advice from Sigurd Olson and Aunt Harriet,” Kim Bro said. “I think the research and experiences of Granny [Margueritte] and my Uncle Harmon helped shape my…

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 230 volunteers surveyed 223 lakes on July 18 between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. During this time, survey volunteers recorded…