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Environment

Dr. Moore tracks radio-collared moose

Dr. Seth Moore: Moose research update

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


Gus' Wild Side: Mojave Desert tortoises and an unexpected encounter

Gus recalls his research on the Mojave Desert tortoise, along with an encounter with another resident of the desert.


North Woods Naturalist: Sap and syrup

How does the maple sap run change with a warming climate? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the uncertainty of maple sap volume.


Forest road

How might climate change affect North Shore tourism? Researcher offers study results

Prof. Mae Davenport of the U of MN Department of Forest Resources, along with colleagues from many other fields, has just completed a study on how climate change could affect tourism on the North Shore. She chatted with Ann Possis about the study's scope and key findings. You can learn more by attending one of two workshops being held, March 15 at Lutsen Resort and March 16 at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, both 5 to 8 p.m. RSVPs are required: email katzx096@umn.edu or call 612 624 2721.


Grand Marais artist Neil Sherman visits Dave and Amy

A Year in the Wilderness: March 2 - On the move again

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


North Woods Naturalist: Hard crust on the snow moon

Rain and freezing temperatures can dramatically change the nature of the snow pack. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the hard crust on the snow moon.


Wolf in the wild

Chief scientist at Earthwatch Institute on large carnivores and climate change

Dr. Cristina Eisenberg is chief scientist at the nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, and author of several books including "The Carnivore Way: Coexisting With and Preserving America's Predators." She talked with Ann Possis recently about large carnivores, including wolves and lynx, and how and why various species will be affected differently by climate change. 


Melting Snow

Chel Anderson, "Northwoods Naturalist," weighs in on possibility of an early spring

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist who has lived and worked on the North Shore since 1974. You probably know her as the Northwoods Naturalist on WTIP and as the author of the new environmental history, "North Shore." She chatted with Dave Feb. 19 about signs of spring to be on the lookout for. 


A Year in the Wilderness: February 18 - Cold weather guests

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


North Woods Naturalist: Snow drifting

There’s more to snow drifts than beautiful shapes.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the process of drifting snow.