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Wheeler Sculpture at Northland College

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Zebra mussel

Surveying Mussels in the Apostle Islands

Discovery of First Invasives

…the aquatic invasive species coordinator for Bayfield County. However, experts know that without close monitoring and control of the situation, the invasive mussels could cause irreparable damage to the National Lakeshore, the shipwrecks, and the marinas. “At current densities and distributions, one of the most consistent means of clearing invasive…

Loon Swimming

About Loons

…three. However, current research is finding that many loons do not acquire a nesting territory until they are six years old, so most end up swimming around our lakes, waiting for an open territory. Loon Breeding Habitat Common loons are widely distributed in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, but…

Loon flying over a lake

Get Involved

…good news. 2010 Summary July 17, 2010, marked the sixth Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Volunteers surveyed 244 of the 258 pre-selected lakes. This is the most lakes ever visited during this survey’s 25-year history. The most lakes surveyed previously was 225 in 2005. The analysis results are in and the…

Northland College Fall Festival 2019

Alumni Events

…for alumni, families, and community. (Details TBA) Earth Day Coming together to celebrate our planet. Get Involved Alumni Awards Celebrating alumni and friends of the College who have made significant professional and/or personal accomplishments. Learn more Events Meet Current Northland Students See what Northland students are up to. Alumni News

Two Northland College students and dogs

Finding Home on a New Campus

Transfer Students Michaela Jurewicz and Katie Tapper

…when it was convenient. Frustrated and planning on dropping out of school, I took one last semester studying abroad in Iceland. While there I met two current Northland students who convinced me to transfer and stay in school. What was the transfer experience like? Michaela: I emailed the transfer coordinator…

ASHLAND, WI #blacklivesmatter Protest

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Faculty Recommended Reading List

…dark. Faculty who work in the area of racial justice recommend this list of resources to better comprehend the complexity of our current moment. The fight for racial justice did not begin with George Floyd’s murder, and it will not end once headlines change. We are pledging at this time…


What the Climate’s ‘New Normal’ Is Doing to Lake Superior

…member who specializes in watershed restoration, pointed out that the Ashland region has been designated as rainfall “hotspots” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – official recognition of current, continuing precipitation patterns far outside historical norms. In Ashland’s case, the volume of rain in heavy storms nowadays is at…

photo of Newton Bobb's plant specimens

Digitizing the Past for the Future

Hours in the Herbarium

…certain species that we now expect to decline due to climate change,” Johnson said. “It’s likely that many students would travel to the same spots for collection, which could be a significant setback for populations living in the most accessible places.” Despite a decrease in sample collections, current students still…

Northland College student Danon Briggs coaching kids on the basketball court.

From Big City to Small Town

Senior Danon Briggs Head Coach for AHS Boys C Team

…giving back to the community that’s helped me out, and it’s perfect for me as a current college student. I can still help out with high school basketball and stay around the game after being done playing.” Briggs has gained plenty of perspective since relocating to the Bay Area, and…