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From the Archives: An Alliance for Wolves

…Predatory Animal Control Timber Wolf Alliance Archival Stationary Wolf Awareness Week Poster: A History of Collaboration Adopt-A-Wolf Pack Archival Brochure Wolves of Wisconsin Newsletter Wolves of Michigan Newsletter Wolf Facts: Commonly Asked Questions about Wolves in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Archival Pamphlet This is the fifteenth installment in the Sigurd…

northern Wisconsin fall trees

From the Archives: A Voice for Wilderness

…Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From the Archives. Sigurd Olson was born on April 4, 1899. One hundred years later, in 1999,…


What the Climate’s ‘New Normal’ Is Doing to Lake Superior

…member who specializes in watershed restoration, pointed out that the Ashland region has been designated as rainfall “hotspots” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – official recognition of current, continuing precipitation patterns far outside historical norms. In Ashland’s case, the volume of rain in heavy storms nowadays is at…

Northland College student Danon Briggs coaching kids on the basketball court.

From Big City to Small Town

Senior Danon Briggs Head Coach for AHS Boys C Team

…giving back to the community that’s helped me out, and it’s perfect for me as a current college student. I can still help out with high school basketball and stay around the game after being done playing.” Briggs has gained plenty of perspective since relocating to the Bay Area, and…

photo of Newton Bobb's plant specimens

Digitizing the Past for the Future

Hours in the Herbarium

…certain species that we now expect to decline due to climate change,” Johnson said. “It’s likely that many students would travel to the same spots for collection, which could be a significant setback for populations living in the most accessible places.” Despite a decrease in sample collections, current students still…

Northland College student Andy Kasun conducts water research.

Five Years at the Burke Center

Andy Kasun plays critical role in multiple research projects.

Bay Paulsen, Student Researcher Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Andy Kasun plays critical role in multiple research projects. Rocking gently on a boat in Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, undoing the latch for the acoustic doppler current profiler, setting the instrument upright to dip just below the water’s surface,…

Northland College alum Stuart Barnes Jamieson

Supporting the Next Generation of Non-Profits and Their Leaders

Stuart Barnes Jamieson '81

Majors: history and environmental studies ‘81 Northland Highlights: NCSA president, Board of Trustees student representative, Chequamegon Orchestra, working with President Malcolm McLean Advanced Degrees: masters of non-profit management, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; master of divinity, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota Current Location: Oak Park,…

Northland College alum Julie Anderson poses with sculptures.

Exploring the Natural World through Sculpture

Julie Anderson '00 Owns and Operates Studio in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

…Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat. I began to realize how complex and fascinating this medium was and that I could easily study it for the rest of my life. Q. Was there any moment or particular influence on your current work that you can connect back to Northland? A. Absolutely….

2019 SONWA Winning books, To Speak for the Trees and The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

…about Wolf 8—one of the first wolves to be reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Notable Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson (HarperCollins, 2019) Compellingly written, Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia explores our current, best understandings about how humans found their way across the Pacific Ocean…

Northland College student and wolf pup

Howling with Wolves

…had strong opinions on how much more or fewer wolves they want in the state when they were unsure of the current population. Best experience with wolves? On a trip in Wolf Research and Monitoring, we used telemetry to locate a wolf. After holding our position with this one wolf…