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Enhancing Behavioral Health in Northern Wisconsin

The Northern Wisconsin Health Network, Essentia Health, and the Northland College Center for Rural Communities were awarded $162,754 in June to support the first of an eight-year project designed to improve behavioral health outcomes in a four-county region. The eight-year initiative is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment…


Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…program design and execution—from gardening to canoeing to nature photography. Northwest Passage is a northern Wisconsin residential mental health treatment program for youth ages twelve-to-seventeen. The organization offers a diverse set of programs and comprehensive treatment led by a full team of professionals from direct care counselors to pediatric neuropsychologists….

books on shelf

Madeline Jarvis Is Creating the Friendliest Library in the World.

…for the Marion Public Library. “I majored in Sustainable Community Development because I want to help communities thrive.” free time: I love gardening and canning. “I really love seed saving and food sovereignty. That drives me to can. Last year we did 60 pints of salsa for Christmas gifts. It’s…

Honors Day poster session in Ponzio 2022

Honors Day

…Faculty Advisor: Erik Olson Poster Abstract Examining Past and Current White-tailed Deer and Snowshoe Hare Abundance, Apostle Islands, Wisconsin Natalie Erler and Erik Olson April 1, 2021 White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) are two of the most important prey species inhabiting the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore….

Loon airs its wings

Protect Loons

…thrive. Local government agencies do not have the capacity or resources to monitor the water quality on all Wisconsin lakes; therefore, volunteer monitoring is a vital component to determining the water quality of our state’s lakes and rivers. Learn about Wisconsin’s volunteer water quality monitoring. Make sure your septic system…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…back there he’ll be happy. But even though he leaves us—leaves us physically—he will still be with us, and as long as we live we will know that the spirit of Olaus Murie—his love of the wilds, his love of all beauty, his dedication to the cause of preservation—will be…

TWA Speakers Bureau

…group. Timber Wolf Alliance Speakers Bureau Science, outreach, and education. Wolves of Wisconsin This program is more localized to Wisconsin and covers the five common misconceptions about the gray wolf in the state: there is a wolf behind every tree, they are decimating the white-tailed deer herds, they are a…

Film class and wild rice parching

Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

…College students to create a thirty-minute documentary, called “From Wisconsin with Love,” celebrating the Lake Superior region’s bountiful harvest, including wild rice, and traditional life ways. The documentary will portray all aspects of the harvest season including the spiritual, economic, physical and legal aspects, while incorporating the flavor and faces…

wolf head

Tug of War Over Wolves

Research reveals pendulum swings have negative impacts Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson grew up in northern Wisconsin hunting, fishing, and hanging out at his family’s sugarbush. He paddled rivers, hiked trails, and watched the night sky. “That’s why I’m in this field, my strong love of the outdoors,”…

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

The dramatic shifts in weather in northern Wisconsin and around Lake Superior have inspired more than one career at Northland College. Wayne Feltz ’91 studied earth science at Northland College then went onto earn an MS in atmospheric science in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as…