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An architectural rendering of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute building

From the Archives: A Home for the Institute

Plans for the Institute’s current home take shape.

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director Plans for the Institute’s current home take shape. In the spring of 1981, The Daily Press of Ashland, Wisconsin, the Evening Telegram of Superior, Wisconsin, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and The Milwaukee Journal all ran feature articles announcing the completion and…

Kids at Stockton

From the Archives: School on an Island

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director Deeper Into the Archives 1989 Apostle Islands Outdoor Education School Annual Report Life of a Lighthouse Keeper Lesson Plan 1995 Newspaper article “Students head for the islands” “The Basswood Daily Press,” vol. 1, issue 2, 1999 Apostle Islands School Brochure for Teachers…

Northland College Fall Festival 2019

Alumni Events

…and community. Learn more about Fall Festival! Earth Day Coming together to celebrate our planet. Get Involved Alumni Awards Celebrating alumni and friends of the College who have made significant professional and/or personal accomplishments. Learn more Events Meet Current Northland Students See what Northland students are up to. Alumni News

Northland College annual fall Everybody Party, celebrating the Northland community.

Get Involved

…voice of Northland students. As a contributor to the newspaper (Drifts), literary and visual arts magazine (Mosaic), and yearbook (Wedge), you’ll help bring life to community voice and experience, acting as an independent tableau to harness and disseminate perspective through news, creativity, arts, and history. NCSP is student-operated and helps…

Zebra mussel

Surveying Mussels in the Apostle Islands

Discovery of First Invasives

…the aquatic invasive species coordinator for Bayfield County. However, experts know that without close monitoring and control of the situation, the invasive mussels could cause irreparable damage to the National Lakeshore, the shipwrecks, and the marinas. “At current densities and distributions, one of the most consistent means of clearing invasive…

wolf art

Wolf Conservation in America’s National Parks

…graduate students, and current co-investigator John Vucetich have greatly expanded our understanding of wolf-prey dynamics and the importance of population size and connections to other wolf populations in order to maintain genetic viability. For all these studies, national parks have provided a unique mix of wildlands with low human influence,…

Northland College alum Shannon Franks

Using Science to Monitor Earth’s Changes

Shannon Franks '01, NASA Senior Scientist

Home state: New Jersey Major: Environmental Studies ‘01 NC Highlight: Internship with NASA Current location: Greenbelt, Maryland Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation: Senior Scientist What I do: Study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery How I got here. When I was…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

…a more sustainable region by integrating the environmental, economic, and social activities to improve the quality of life and well-being of its people. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Ullrich served for thirty years at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes regional office in Chicago, working on environmental…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

…ecological projects. From his college years to his current job, Adam Yates ’07 has worked to make the world more inclusive—through an alternative spring break in the Blue Ridge mountains to his current position as an openly gay pastor at the Episcopalian Church of Connecticut (He received his master of…