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Wisconsin Still at Center of Water Battles

Ten Years After the Passage of the Great Lakes Compact

…President George W. Bush. Population growth, prolonged drought and other new demands for water are factors that could prompt other regions to push hard for Great Lakes water. Gov. Jim Doyle in 2008 after passage in Wisconsin of enabling legislation governing the Great Lakes Compact. “What will really test this…

Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

…vegetation and to study the ongoing health of juniper bushes. Johnson found her passion for plants as an undergraduate at Northland College going out in the field with retired Professor Jim Meeker (now deceased). She strives to teach like she was taught—by getting students in the field as much as…

The women's soccer team celebrates winning in the playoffs

[CANCELLED] Youth Soccer Camp

August 7, 2023August 9, 2023

This program has been cancelled. Find other athletics youth offerings. Northland College Athletics would like to thank Ashland Ford Chrysler for sponsoring this youth athletic offering. Registration has closed. We hope your youth can join us for a future program!…

Fall Festival collage

Fall Festival

A fabulous, fun, campus-wide celebration of alumni, families, friends, staff, students, and faculty….

SONWA winners

2016 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners

Northland College announces Book Awards for Earth Day

…The winning authors will be invited to speak at Northland College where they will receive their award and cash prize. Adult Winner Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, by Dan Flores, (Basic Books, New York, New York) Adult Honorable Mention A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

…issues in the six states of the upper Midwest. He continues to serve on the Water Quality Board, and in 2006 was appointed by President Bush to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission where he serves as US Section Chair. In 1986, he completed a six-month executive exchange assignment with the…

Lake Superior Stockton Island

NPR's Marketplace: Protecting the Waters of Lake Michigan

…known as the Great Lakes Compact. The agreement didn’t get much press when George W. Bush signed it into law in 2008. The financial crisis dominated headlines then. But Peter Annin, author of “The Great Lakes Water Wars,” says it was a big shift in the way we manage water….