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Loon airs its wings

LoonWatch Seeks Volunteers for the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey

…survey is vital to assessing the effectiveness of current conservation efforts with the loon population. LoonWatch is actively pursuing volunteers for our 2020 Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Our one-day survey on 258 pre-selected lakes in northern Wisconsin will take place on July 18 between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. During…

Northland College student Emma Holtan

The Chequamegon Bay Region Spoke and the IJC Listened

…governments on how to best create and adapt Great Lakes policies and programs to meet these goals. Their latest Triennial Assessment of Progress Report was released in December 2020. My colleague, Valerie Damstra, and I were honored to participate in the digital release of the report. The report includes three…

Northland alum Jim Quinn drives school bus for kids during the pandemic.

For the Kids

Jim Quinn '73 delivered homework and meals through the pandemic.

…satisfying moments have happened in the last year, during the pandemic lockdown. When his school district closed on March 17, 2020, Jim’s first concern was for the kids. “I told the district I would do anything to help keep the kids on track with their instruction,” he said. The district…

Wolf Awareness Week 2020 Winning Poster Art by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Wolves and Water

2020 Wolf Awareness Week Posters Available

2020 Wolf Awareness Week Posters Available Deborah LaFogg Dochtery, whose paintings have won national and international awards and been displayed in art museums around the country and abroad, portrays animals caught in the moment of being themselves. A task she believes is particularly significant in regards to wolves, considering the…


WPR: Report Recommends Rewrite of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

White Paper Suggest More Holistic Approach to Water Quality Management

10 annexes that separately address concerns ranging from invasive species to chemical pollution. “What we are proposing is that we need to be taking a more holistic view at our water quality issues,” said Valerie Damstra, the center’s operations manager. “Climate change isn’t something, for example, that’s an add-on. That’s…

Northland College student Shyanne Eustace

Giving Back to Her Tribal Community

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation announced Friday they had selected Northland College sophomore Shyanne Eustace as a 2020 Udall Scholar. This scholarship will provide up to $7,000 for Eustace’s junior year of academic study. A sixteen-member independent review committee selected…

Northland College senior Katie Tapper sits at a table.

What Do Fish Eat?

Katie Tapper ’21 catalogs the culinary quirks of Lake Superior fish.

…Kiyi cruising around Lake Superior. “Rossport, Ontario, was one of my favorite places,” Tapper said. “It’s so tiny it would take three minutes to walk across the entire town. It was interesting talking to the locals there. It was a very charming place.” Since March 2020, Tapper has worked primarily…

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

…so inspired by Lake Superior, the north woods, and Northland that she changed her world and decided to move,” Janet said. Carol died April 7, 2020, leaving a generous bequest to the College’s annual fund. Janet plans to follow suit with a bequest to support efforts to research, conserve, and…

Intangible Fall 2020 Issue

From the Archives: Giving a Voice to Intangibles

…of the human spirit which is the goal. . . .” Although the mission of the Sigurd Olson Environment Institute has been articulated in many different ways over the years, the promotion and conservation of intangibles has always been at the heart of its programs. In the spring of 2020,…

Alum Halley Hyde

Holding It All Together

Alum Haley Hyde '19

…me intervening at all and I think that watching that really helped me steer myself in the direction that I plan to follow as an educator.” In July 2020, she was offered a position as a 4K teacher—and so began learning a new role while juggling remote communication. That said,…