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Northland College student standing on rock at Lake Superior

Globalization on Rural Fisheries Communities

…her to land a full ride to Michigan State University this fall, she added. Muise will be studying the impacts of globalization on rural fisheries communities at Michigan State University. “I hope to be able to tie in my passion for indigenous cultures, biology, and conservation—and reveal the best plan…

Great Lakes

Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

…state of Wisconsin never announced it had approved the village of Pleasant Prairie’s request to extract seven million gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan, the largest water diversion in the state. Annin joined Stateside to talk about whether the diversion might have violated the Great Lakes Compact, a…

Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

…perhaps the highlight of the research team’s summer. The crew spent five nights trapping small mammals on Michigan and Outer Islands and had an amazing success rate of captures, with southern red-backed voles being the most abundant species found among the junipers on Michigan Island. “This might be the first…

wolf laying down

Learn About Wolves

…in from other states. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79619-292026–,00.html#Michigan%20History https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/index.html Wolves will devastate the deer herd. False. The deer herd in WI and MI (UP) is very large. Wolves approximately each eat 15-19 deer. According to the DNRs, approximately 300,000-600,000 deer are hunted each year in each state. This is 15 times more than…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…has written for many outlets, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune. • 1997. Heart and Blood, Richard Nelson. Beginning with the author tracking a deer on a remote island off the Alaskan coast, Nelson examines the physiology of the deer, explaining how its unique digestive system and grazing habits have enabled…

wolf art

Wolf Conservation in America’s National Parks

…Place for Learning National parks have always been laboratories for research and learning about naturally functioning ecosystems. Even before Isle Royale was a national park, Adolph Murie conducted one of the first studies of moose there in the 1930s. Because wolves had not yet arrived on the island, moose were…

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…

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

…love of geology and passion for teaching through Reel Island Adventures, which Goetz co-owns and operates with Scott Braden. Reel Island Adventures offers guided fishing trips, water taxi services and custom tours throughout the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. To learn more visit them online at reelislandadv.com or like…

Northland College alum Rocky Barker's photo of the house that sunk on Lake Superior

The House that Kicked Off a Career

…Madeline Island. They were moving the house on a Wednesday, the day the County Journal went to press. Barker drove out onto the ice road in his VW bug to get a shot of the truck driving the house across the ice. But the seven-room, fully furnished house made only…

Students speak with employers during a job fair in the Ponzio Campus Center.

Jobs, Internships, and Volunteering Fair

April 8, 11:00 am2:00 pm

…Forest and Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center City of Ashland (including the Parks & Recreation Department) Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa Delta Diner Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Commission Hestekin Pottery of Cornucopia Inn on Madeline Island and Pub Restaurant and Bar Madeline Island School of the Arts New…