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Wolf Biologist Adrian Wydeven to Head Timber Wolf Alliance

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute announced today that it has hired wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven to head its Timber Wolf Alliance program. “When it comes to understanding wolves, there is no one better qualified than Adrian,” said Mark Peterson, SOEI executive director. Wydeven retired from the Department of…

Professor Erica Hannickel sits at counter with glass of wine.

How Wine Shaped a Nation


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?…

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The Princeton Reviews Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition

Northland College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. “We’ve been establishing sustainability standards for over 40 years,” said Northland’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by Princeton Review for our ongoing dedication and…

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7 Lake Superior Circumnavigations

Around the Largest Lake in the World by Kayak, Bike, and Foot

Circumnavigating Lake Superior is such a uniquely Northland College student experience. In addition to the Superior Connections program that includes a May trip around the lake, there are Northlanders who go on their own by kayak, bike, and even on foot. There’s no official ledger of Northlanders who have traveled…

Northland College Students, on-farm learning.

8 Great Sustainable Student Initiatives

For the last fifteen years, REFund, a student-administered grant program, has funded a long list of pretty cool projects designed to enhance sustainability and increase energy efficiency on campus. Northland College students contribute to this program through student fees—$40 per semester—and with their ideas and hard work. Composting Buckets in…

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Ornithologist Susan Haig pioneering voice for birds on the brink

Ornithologist Susan Haig ’79 has spent more than thirty years working on avian species facing the brink of extinction and now she’s taking on one of her biggest challenges—she is leading an international team to develop recommendations for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of their efforts to enforce…

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WritersRead to Air on WPR Feb. 29 & Mar 7

Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast selections of people’s stories on the theme of transformation. The sixth annual “Writers Read” event was coordinated by writer Julie Buckles at Northland College in partnership with WPR and Aqueous Magazine. Writers from the Chequamegon Bay area and Twin Ports read fiction, non-fiction and poetry….

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Get Involved

Since 1978, LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program has engaged an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern Wisconsin. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided SOEI and WI…