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Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

…a rite of passage for students. It is a gorgeous, flat, easy hike that follows waterfalls and rock formations all the way to Lake Superior. Take your swim gear—you’ll likely want it. 20 minutes from campus. Visit Madeline Island Take a fifteen-minute ferry trip from Bayfield to Madeline Island. If…

Katherine Sorenson

Senior Katherine Sorenson on EcoLeague

Majors in directed studies, agroecology Grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Keeps busy with patchwork and sewing, gardening, rock climbing, bicycling, swimming, and beachcombing for Lake Superior agates Q. How did you find out about EcoLeague? A. I found out about EcoLeague before I even…

Annin Judges Our Waters, Our Future Writing Contest

…the year 2070 and in the region around the Yahara Watershed and/or the affiliated counties of Dane, Rock and Columbia. The winner and finalists will be announced at a World Water Day event—featuring Peter Annin and Jerry Apps—hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Despite this regional…

Tom Fitz looking at rock

The Penokees are a Geologic Gem

…of the oldest rocks in Wisconsin” — took shape. He explored the processes that formed the complex layers of rock making up the range, detailed the benefits the region provides, and discussed the difficulty of balancing different human and environmental needs. Fitz also pointed out a lot of the beauty…

Immerse Yourselves

Rock, brook trout fishing on the Marengo River, or hiking on the North Country Trail. Hunt ducks in the Fish Creek Sloughs, as Sigurd Olson did; Ski out onto the ice of Chequamegon Bay in the dark of a new moon and watch for the northern lights over Long Island….

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

…the grit and toughness. Big hits and solid defensive plays from goalies or defensemen are the things that turn my eye. Q. Do you have favorite teams? A. The Toronto Rock of the NLL. They are a professional box lacrosse team located in Toronto. When I was growing up it…

Northland College students help build a section of the Ice Age Trail.

Students, Faculty Add Muscle to Ice Age Trail

…Raschke , both majoring in natural resources with an emphasis in ecological restoration, volunteered on their own time and in the middle of mid-terms. More 175 volunteers contributed 3,262 hours to clearing brush, cutting new trail, building rock walls, creating a two-mile section of trail along the Chippewa Moraine segment…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…Canada yew. Anywhere. It is night and day. Even this untrained eye gets it. Very little Canada yew persists at all in northern forests, except as a small, scattered shrub primarily present along ravine faces or around rock outcrops. Johnson and her students have been documenting the presence of Canada…