Environment

Tom Melius (FWS Midwest Regional Director) discusses waterfowl status with MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr

Points North: Can Landwehr Move the DNR Forward?

The recent announcement of DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr's leadership team left me wondering just one thing. Does Landwehr appoint the state poet laureate?


Ice on Lake Superior

Activity under our frozen lakes

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


Skiing

Wildersmith February 11

Alas, America is beyond its self-imposed Super Sunday! After more than two weeks of nonsensical analytical madness about cheese or steel, the masses can return to normal, whatever that means.


Minnesota Forest

Points North: Let’s Keep Lawmakers Out of the Real Estate Business

Last fall, we looked at a 20-acre parcel the state was selling near Grand Marais, one of several on the North Shore included in a statewide land auction last October.


Tree Well

Under And Around The Snowpack In February

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


Deer in Winter

Points North: Can We Change And Reduce Deer Disease Risks?

Last weekend Vikki announced she was giving up on feeding the birds for the winter, because she was overwhelmed by whitetails.


Deer

Wildersmith February 4

The north woods survived January, and we are off into the month of Namebini Giizis (the “sucker moon” as the Ojibwe call it).


Superior Ice (by Roger Linehan)

The Big Freeze on Lake Superior: Where and When

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


Ethanol Plant

Points North: Will Pheasant Hunting Drown In An Ethanol Sea?

Two recent actions by Congress and the administration are very likely to result in far fewer pheasants in Minnesota and across the Midwest.


Pine Marten (by travelling.steve on Flickr)

Wildersmith January 28

The romance and adventure of life in the wilderness was enriched last weekend with some big-time cold.