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WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

Projects Awarded After Congress Restores Funding For Sea Grant Program By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to Great Lakes research and education projects. Congress recently restored $76.5 million in Sea Grant funding nationwide. The Trump administration had proposed eliminating…

Northland College student Isa Meyer works with a display in the Native American Museum

Combining Forestry and Native American Studies

Isa Meyer grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, but her family spends a week every summer in northern Wisconsin. When she started her search for colleges, she knew two things: she wanted to study forestry and she wanted to stay in Wisconsin. She discovered Northland College during family day trips to…


WPT: Frequent Changes in Management Policy Escalate Wolf Debate

‘University Place’: Rapid Changes in Wolf Policy Only Heat Up the Conflict By Scott Gordon, Wiscontext For Erik Olson, an assistant professor of natural resources at Northland College in Ashland, the biggest weakness in Wisconsin’s policy toward wolves hasn’t been any one particular policy decision. Rather, he asserted in an…

Local Food Important to Northern Wisconsin Residents

The majority of households in northern Wisconsin get their food from a diversity of sources and purchase food directly from farmers, according to the most recent Northland College Public Opinion Poll. “The results show a northern culture of supporting local farms, sharing, producing, and gathering food—and an overwhelming 89.6 percent…

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International Application Process

We strongly believe in the value of an internationally diverse learning environment. Our environmental focus, safe campus community, and hands-on education has drawn students from all over the world to study here, in Ashland, Wisconsin. We have been recognized as a leader in environmental education by the Princeton Review, the…

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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

…why Wisconsin, with its proud conservation tradition, proposes a budget that guts its DNR science programs, eliminates most environmental education positions, freezes land stewardship acquisitions and requires state parks to be self-supporting. In his speech on the eve of that first Earth Day at the University of Wisconsin in Madison,…

Ojibwe Coloring Books

Northland Grad Pens, Illustrates Ojibwe Coloring Books

WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions

… WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions This winter, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published its first children’s coloring book series, Ojibwe Traditions. The four books in the series contain pictures to color, stories, vocabulary, and often also include activities like word scrambles and mazes, to help kids learn more about Wisconsin’s…

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For the Love of Rivers

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will award Kurt D. Fausch the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for his book, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Fausch is an ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living…

Love Yourself and the Planet this Valentine’s Day!

February 10, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

DIY lavender and rose scented body scrub and/or make a recycled-paper flower with the Eco Reps! The Eco Reps will have all the ingredients for your sustainably sweet self-love routine! Bring your own container for your handmade body scrub.

Q & A With Robin Wall Kimmerer

…follow childhood passions and still go play in the woods, only we call it work. Stephanie: Was there any one person or experience that sticks out in your mind that really cemented your love for the outdoors? Robin: It’s hard to choose one experience or person because there were so…