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Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

…and central Idaho. But the challenge was met, and the establishment of a healthy captive population of Mexican wolves was the first success of Mexican wolf recovery. The subspecies persisted due to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Society’s Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the Mexican wolf. Without the hard…

Straw bans? Composting buckets?

Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

…live in a culture and environment that supports it and makes it a norm,” said Northland Student Association President Jenise Swartley, a senior from suburban Philadelphia. “These decisions quickly become part of your daily consciousness.” And yes, she has a compost bucket under the kitchen sink in her off-campus apartment….

GLWC director Mic Isham on panel discussion at Northland College

Isham heads Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

…American Student Association for two years. “It was a small school. You couldn’t hide anywhere and the professors were there with us,” he said. “I needed that.” He also worked in two different internships with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), an agency representing Wisconsin’s eleven tribes…

Great Lakes

Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

…time, Pleasant Prairie was approved for a diversion of 3.2 million of gallons of water per day. According to Annin, when Wisconsin’s state officials reported their diversion levels to the Great Lakes Governors Association, they boosted Pleasant Prairie’s diversion levels to 10.69 million of gallons of water per day. That…

Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…and now Ashland. The three solar gardens are part of a pilot project that was approved by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in 2016. Xcel presented on the Ashland proposal last year as a way to gauge interest. The Northland College Student Association (NCSA) loved the idea so much, they…


Northland College Receives High Marks for Sustainability Achievements

Northland College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Northland College ranked as one of…

Northland College student standing on rock at Lake Superior

Globalization on Rural Fisheries Communities

Association (NASA) and this year advocated for and got NASA sashes for the commencement ceremony. This past year she placed second at the national AISES conference for her presentation on the southwestern willow flycatcher. “I’m really interested in how invasive vegetation affects their breeding capabilities within the Middle Rio Grande…

Four eco-rep students outdoors

Eco-Reps at Northland College

…social, and economic. They are not part of the Northland College Student Association and different than the Environmental Council. The Environmental Council works on bigger issues and pursues ways Northland College can better engage in sustainability, they say. An independent foursome, they are focused on individual actions, small life changes,…

Students sit outside with plates of food.

Confluence: One Last Chance to Dance

…Northland College Student Association (NCSA) for the past three years. He said NCSA has been discussing this idea for awhile. “I wanted to make it happen,” he said. He started exploring the idea in October and the project morphed into Patterson’s senior capstone—his final piece to demonstrate the skills he’s…