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WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

Projects Awarded After Congress Restores Funding For Sea Grant Program By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to Great Lakes research and education projects. Congress recently restored $76.5 million in Sea Grant funding nationwide. The Trump administration had proposed eliminating…

Local Food Important to Northern Wisconsin Residents

The majority of households in northern Wisconsin get their food from a diversity of sources and purchase food directly from farmers, according to the most recent Northland College Public Opinion Poll. “The results show a northern culture of supporting local farms, sharing, producing, and gathering food—and an overwhelming 89.6 percent…

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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…

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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,”…

Northland College student Isa Meyer works with a display in the Native American Museum

Combining Forestry and Native American Studies

Isa Meyer grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, but her family spends a week every summer in northern Wisconsin. When she started her search for colleges, she knew two things: she wanted to study forestry and she wanted to stay in Wisconsin. She discovered Northland College during family day trips to…

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WPT: Frequent Changes in Management Policy Escalate Wolf Debate

‘University Place’: Rapid Changes in Wolf Policy Only Heat Up the Conflict By Scott Gordon, Wiscontext For Erik Olson, an assistant professor of natural resources at Northland College in Ashland, the biggest weakness in Wisconsin’s policy toward wolves hasn’t been any one particular policy decision. Rather, he asserted in an…

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English

Adore books and all things literary? Then you will love this. Working closely with faculty and peers who share your passion, you will study American and British literary traditions, approaches to creative writing, and a variety of specialty studies, including third world literature, science fiction, nature writing, and women’s studies….

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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

…why Wisconsin, with its proud conservation tradition, proposes a budget that guts its DNR science programs, eliminates most environmental education positions, freezes land stewardship acquisitions and requires state parks to be self-supporting. In his speech on the eve of that first Earth Day at the University of Wisconsin in Madison,…

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Northland Grad Pens, Illustrates Ojibwe Coloring Books

WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions

This winter, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published its first children’s coloring book series, Ojibwe Traditions. The four books in the series contain pictures to color, stories, vocabulary, and often also include activities like word scrambles and mazes, to help kids learn more about Wisconsin’s American Indian — and specifically…