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Northland College alum Jenn Wood

Wood Crusades for Climate Policy

Jenn Wood '00 Focuses on Energy Conservation

As an environmental and social justice solutions strategist in Vermont, Jenn Wood ’00 is focused on energy conservation and supporting low-income communities that will be hardest hit by the impacts of climate change. Her consulting practice focuses on realistic, yet timely solutions for individuals, companies, communities, or organizations that can…

TWA Wolf Awareness Week poster by Bateman

TWA Selects Artwork for 2018 Wolf Awareness Week Poster

Canadian Artist Robert Bateman Featured

The Timber Wolf Alliance has selected Sierra Evening—Mexican Wolf by Canadian artist Robert Bateman for the 2018 Wolf Awareness Week poster, to be released later this year. This is Bateman’s second time as the featured artist; his painting, New Territory, was chosen for the 2008 poster. The Mexican Wolf was…

Adrian Wydeven

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator and wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven is helping provide input on a Mexican gray wolf recovery plan for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). He is part of a team that met near Tucson, Arizona, in December 2015 and will be meeting again in the southwest…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student researchers, who are working on Outer Island—one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands on Lake Superior that…

kids make soda bottle structure

A Highway, or Muddy Path, Shall Be There!

Guest column by almnus Max Metz ’10, for the alumni enewsletter As you approach the small roofed structure you’re not quite sure what is going on. You stumble a bit as you descend a narrow path more frequented by horses than human feet, being wary of snakes, dodging rocks and…

Group shot with Northland College President Michael Miller signing document alongside U.S. Forest Service

Historic Signing

U.S. Forest Service and Northland College sign historic property lease at Forest Lodge. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Northland College signed a historic property lease Monday allowing Northland College to operate and maintain Forest Lodge. Forest Lodge, located eight miles east of Cable, Wisconsin, is a unique 872-acre estate that…

Robin Wall Kimmerer at commencement

“We can’t just change light bulbs, we have to change hearts”

Commencement 2015 BY Sara Chase, For the Ashland Daily Press “Commencement—it doesn’t sound like an ending it sounds like a beginning,” said Northland College President Dr. Michael A. Miller Saturday in his greeting at the college’s commencement for its 2014-15 graduates. The ceremony for Northland’s 112 graduates, their family and…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

…Hunter College (1993) and doctor of public health at Columbia University (2008). He received the Northland College Alumni Association’s Environmental Achievement Award in 1996. Ambient Group works to make sustainable indoor environments and specialize in indoor air quality, asbestos lab/field services, and water quality. After the attacks of September 11,…

Wolf in winter with the Great Lakes Wolf Symposium logo

Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

In 2018, the Midwest Wolf Stewards meeting will not be held so attendees will participate in the International Wolf Symposium October 12-14. Learn more at the IWS Symposium website. Take a look at the 2017 presentations….

Northland College alumnus Simeon Rossi standing behind bar full of lemons

From Ornithology to Loonshine


In college, Simeon Rossi ’09 brewed beer and experimented with coffee liqueur but he never expected to make a career of it. He studied natural resources and pursued a profession in conservation biology. He reintroduced pine marten in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, studied freshwater mussels in the Boundary Waters, restored…