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This is how we do natural resources. Woman with fish.

Natural Resources

You like the outdoors, right? Then you’re going to love this place. Northland College has a location like nowhere else on Earth. We are surrounded by a million acres of forest and the largest freshwater lake in the world. These amazing natural resources are right outside our doors and serve…

Geology

…is exactly what you get in the geology program at Northland. The faculty love getting out in the field with students, and when they can’t go out, they bring the field into the classroom through maps, rock samples, slides, and stories. You’ll learn how the Earth works and how society…

Teachers received education award

Teaching Alums Receive Educator Awards

…the state of Wisconsin. Both were given their awards at the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) meeting in Madison last month. The WACTE along with the Northland College Educator Preparation Program determined the winners. The WACTE is a professional organization composed of the Wisconsin institutions that prepare…

Adrian Wydeven

Wolf Biologist Adrian Wydeven to Head Timber Wolf Alliance

…Natural Resources as a wildlife biologist earlier this year after over thirty-two years working for the agency, and served on the Timber Wolf Alliance advisory council since 1990. He headed up the Wisconsin wolf recovery program that included intense monitoring of the state wolf population from 1990 through 2013. Northland…

Loon flying

The Uncommon Lives of Common Loons

By Erica LeMoine, LoonWatch Coordinator Despite the many presentations that I’ve given over the past six years, it always gives me a thrill when I hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of an audience learning something new about loons, reacting in amazement to what our Wisconsin colleagues and researchers have unraveled…

Loon flying over a lake

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Update

This year marked the seventh Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. This survey started in 1985 and is orchestrated once every five years on 258 pre-selected lakes throughout northern Wisconsin. This year 230 volunteers surveyed 223 lakes on July 18 between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. During this time, survey volunteers recorded…

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Annual Golf Classic

Join us for the 2017 Annual Golf Classic on Thursday, July 6 at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club in Ashland, Wisconsin. Mark your calendar and start building your team! Proceeds will support Northland College Athletics. Thursday, July 6 8:30 a.m. Registration Opens 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Location Chequamegon Bay Golf Club…

Visiting lecturer Brendan Baylor in his studio

Artist takes fresh look at historical clearcut

…state of forests in this region. Johnson participated in a 2007 UW-Madison re-survey of plant biodiversity in Wisconsin, closely mirroring a plant survey performed in the post-cutover by John Curtis, the author of The Vegetation of Wisconsin. The re-survey results suggested that the forests of this area are not bouncing…

Happy Anniversary, LoonWatch

THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE

…There are about 643,000, the vast majority in Canada, but healthy numbers in the Great Lakes states. Wisconsin’s population is about 4,350, up from about 2,350 in 1985. If you are wondering where our Wisconsin loons are now as we wait for the ice to leave the lakes, they’re staging…

Northland College chemistry prof and students in lab.

From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune What if we could turn millions of plastic pop bottles back into chemicals, and then reuse those chemicals in things such as pharmaceuticals or cosmetics? Turns out that’s exactly what students at two Wisconsin schools have shown can be done. Research teams of undergraduate…