Environment

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Dan Blessing on his trip from Lake Superior to the Pacific in a birch bark canoe

Dan Blessing and his canoe partner Mark Vangrinsven paddled nearly 4,000 miles from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean in a birch bark canoe they built themselves. Buck spoke with Dan June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show down on harborside North House campus about how they did it, what they carried and ate, and lots more, including the special recipe for birch bark canoe sealant made with bear fat. You can read more at their website here.


Dalmation Toadflax

Cook County Invasives Team Update: June 23

WTIP got an update from Angelique Edgerton, the Cook County Invasive Team's Coordinator about upcoming events with team, and how to stop the spread of Dalmation Toadflax.


Black-Billed Cuckoo

Field Notes: Black-Billed Cuckoo, Redstart, Vireo and Chipping Sparrow

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Photo by Yen H Nguyen via Flickr.

Lake Superior Binational Forum on preventing flood damage

WTIP talked to Lissa Radke of the Lake Superior Binational forum about some enviromentally friendly ways to prevent flood damage in urban areas.


Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Field Notes: Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: June 13

“June is bustin’ out all over” as the old tune goes, and it couldn’t be more fitting for folks coming to and living in the upper Gunflint Corridor.


Vicki's Crane

Magnetic North: All things winged, wicked and wonderful

Welcome back to Magnetic North where winged critters, both wondrous and wicked now trump the weather for the number one topic of conversation in the grocery aisles and at the early morning “r


BWCA Wilderness Artifact (Courtesy of the Superior National Forest)

West End News: June 12

There has been a lot of action around the wayside rests that are located up and down the North Shore along Highway 61.
 


Sustainable Ely and Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness gave a presentation in Grand Marais.

Becky Rom of Sustainable Ely on mining in Cook County

On May 21, Becky Rom, one of the founders of the Sustainable Ely project gave a presentation in Grand Marais about the effects of copper and precious metal mining in Northeastern Minnesota, including


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Wildflower Walks with the Cook County Invasive Team

The Cook County Invasive Team's coordinator Angelique Edgerton talked to WTIP about the upcoming events this season.