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"A Dreamer and a Doer" Cleans the Ravine

By Sean Devlin, ’15 Northland College forestry student Tim Koski is on his way to making the campus Bay City Creek ravine look like it should. Since March, Koski has been working on his senior project identifying and removing invasive species that pose a threat to the native plants in…

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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

…was chosen as the event name. Not everyone cheered. The right-wing John Birch Society and anti-communists worked to undermine the event that they saw as an attempt to honor Communist leader Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday on the same date. “Subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment…

Apostle Islands

External Scholarships

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Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…I know. She teaches September through May; then, in summer, she’s out in the field. She and her students chiefly focus on the islands, conducting plant and field studies. Johnson is particularly interested in the effects of deer on the forest understory. The islands offer a unique view of a…

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Sigurd Olson Legacy

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. As a writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America’s ecological consciousness, Olson’s history, writings, and This content was curated by…