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Saving Cranes

Senior Mary Sellars Interns at the International Crane Foundation

…Crane chick check-ups, medical procedures with the birds under anesthesia, and general hematology and fecal analysis. The International Crane Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, plays a leading role in the conservation of Whooping Cranes, from managed breeding and release programs to habitat protection, citizen education and engagement, and threat reduction…

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Doug Smith: Lessons from Yellowstone

…of planning and preparation, fourteen wolves were captured in Alberta, Canada, then released into Yellowstone January 12, 1995. The next year, seventeen British Columbia wolves were reintroduced. In 1997, ten more from northwest Montana were released for a total of forty-one wolves in three years. Yellowstone’s new wolf era was…

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Wolf Conservation in America’s National Parks

…to Yellowstone in 1995. But when they did, it was with rigor, thoughtfulness, and to great success with the help of many partners. As told by wolf project leader Dr. Douglas W. Smith and co-author Gary Ferguson in their book, Decade of the Wolf, the forty-one wolves released into Yellowstone…

Great Lakes

Wisconsin Approved Massive Water Diversion for Pleasant Prairie Without Public Notification

Details highlighted in Peter Annin's updated book, The Great Lakes Water Wars

…Water Wars,” by journalist Peter Annin, who writes of the growing tensions over water use in and around the basin of the lakes — especially in Wisconsin in recent years. The official re-release of the book is Oct. 3 to mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Great…

Isle Royale

Isle Royale Wolves, Another Perspective

…on the options presented in the EIS. The “preferred alternative” in the EIS is to trap from Canada and release twenty to thirty wolves onto the island over a three-year period. Many scientists and natural resource managers support reintroduction of wolves to Isle Royale. But Tim Cochrane a retired Park…

Northland College water researcher Matt Cooper presents at White House

Cooper Presents at Obama White House on Coastal Wetlands

Matt Cooper, research scientist at the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, presented his research on the Great Lakes coastal wetlands on November 17 at the White House. His research and presentation are part of the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative. The roundtable coincided with the release of a national report…

Northland College alumnus Ed Morales goofs around with kids

Collaborative Problem Solving for Kids

Ed Morales '10

…Public Schools in Minnesota. “As a single foster parent of two amazing sisters, Ed has put collaborative problem solving to the test in his own home and credits the approach with maintaining peace and stability through even the most turbulent times,” the school wrote in a press release. Morales earned…

Peter Annin, Great Lakes Water Wars, Lake Superior

Annin Book Tour Scheduled

The Great Lakes Water Wars Second Edition

Island Press will release the second edition of Peter Annin’s The Great Lakes Water Wars later this fall. The Great Lakes Water Wars, originally released in 2006, is considered the definitive work on the Great Lakes water diversion controversy. In this new and expanded edition of the book, Annin explores…

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The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills

Students Survey Fish Populations

…nest in a nearby tree. The boat creeps into the shoreline vegetation. The eagle takes flight. The crew jumps into action, splashing into the waist-deep water in waders, and methodically working their way through the net. They analyze, record, and release bluegill, perch, shiners, brown bullheads, crappie, and one painted…

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What did we learn from 2017’s floods in Quebec and Ontario?

Inside the politics of water

…past the dam, he noted, was a bit lower than average. Mr. Blanchard made note of it on a sleepy water management Facebook page where he was one of about five people active in the winter months. Wouldn’t it make sense, Mr. Blanchard asked, to release more lake water into…