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Randy Lehr and Peter Annin stand together outside the Alvord Theatre at Northland College.

Burke Center Officially Launches

…research. The reception and lecture marked the start of the Northland College Fall Fest and preceded the Harvest Trail dinner. “This is a launch that will change the world and will change this region,” said President Mike Miller who welcomed the crowd in the Alvord Theatre at Northland College. The…


Naturalist Stone '04 to speak at Fall Festival

…will discover something new on every slide and around every bend in the trail. Stone is a naturalist by birth, training, profession, and passion. Her childhood spent as a “mud and water daughter” led to a degree in outdoor education from Northland College and a field naturalist masters from the…

Northland Bird Netting

Olson Receives Funding for Wildlife Surveys on Madeline Island

…received a $1,000 grant to support an effort to assess the wildlife diversity of Madeline Island. “What we’re going to be doing is implementing a camera trap survey,” Olson said describing how they would be installing trail cameras at certain locations within the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve as well as…

Northland student stands in Lake Superior

Kert's Most Awesome Weekend Adventures

…known regionally for over sixty-five acres of alpine skiing and forty kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. Lately they’ve been investing time and resources into developing single-track mountain bike trails. Although we didn’t have very good bikes, my friends and I made it work and I caught the best view of…

Kids at Stockton

Better than Xbox: the Apostle Island School

…this experience. It might make people see the world a different way so they might take care of the world better.” And another wrote: “It’s changed me by teaching me to go outside. There’s the Bear Trail right by my house that I want to hike on now.” “This is…

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

…in 1972,” he said, explaining that he took the students on these trips so they could actually see these amazing geological features and experience places that they normally wouldn’t go. “I’ve been to Hawaii nine times with students, the American Southwest, probably that many, hiked the Appalachian trail, I went…

Forest Lodge Boathouse

Student projects save USFS $100,000, receive recognition

…Lodge in Cable and for an alternative format guide and audio tour podcast to make interpretation of the Aldo Leopold Land Stewardship Trail at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center accessible for people with sight impairment. “Having designs done in three weeks and having them implemented and in use in…

Immerse Yourselves

…Rock, brook trout fishing on the Marengo River, or hiking on the North Country Trail. Hunt ducks in the Fish Creek Sloughs, as Sigurd Olson did; Ski out onto the ice of Chequamegon Bay in the dark of a new moon and watch for the northern lights over Long Island….

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

…or the Grand Canyon — if it remained a water-trail wilderness.” Carhart’s recommendation was almost heresy; there were already plans afoot to build roads and homes throughout the area. In 1926, Sigurd Olson of Ely and Ernest Oberholtzer of Rainy Lake worked successfully to rally public support for a “primitive…


Live in Your Hiking Boots

College Magazine Names Northland College in Rankings of “Top 10 Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts.”

…five to thirteen-day Outdoor Orientation trip, which include backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota, sailing through the Apostle Islands, or canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Yes please!” Bannon concludes. College Magazine is the national daily guide to campus life, reporting articles for college students regarding university rankings…