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Environment

Planting and harvesting native sweet grass - the sacred hair of Mother Earth

Throughout this school year, the Cook County Invasives Team will be working with Ms.


North Woods Naturalist: Ciscoes

There are many names for lake herring, but only one that’s truly correct. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about ciscos.


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Split Rock Lighthouse beacon will be lit November 10 in memory of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Tuesday, Nov. 10 is the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It's also the only time each year that the Split Rock Lighthouse beacon is lit, and visitors can climb the tower. Site Manager Lee Radzak chatted with Dave Nov. 6 about the lighthouse and about Tuesday's events, from noon to 6 p.m. You can learn more about the events here.


Gathering water along the Basswood River

A Year in the Wilderness: October 29 - Traveling the Horse and Basswood Rivers

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 travelling the BWCAW.


Pacific loon

North Woods Naturalist: Fall Migration

The bird migration at Hawk Ridge is approaching half a million. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about songbirds and raptors, ducks and loons.


Adult female rusty blackbird

Field Notes: Rusty blackbird

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00 from April through October. Support for 

USFWS Midwest

North Woods Naturalist: Spawning coasters

In the streams and on the shoals, the Coaster Brook Trout are busy. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spawning coasters.


Emerald ash borer likely to spread along North Shore

Emerald ash borer was discovered in trees last week in Duluth.


Herring numbers likely to impact DNR's Lake Superior fishery plan

Herring numbers are low in Lake Superior, according to the Department of Natural Resources. This could impact the way the lake is managed in the future as a fishery.


North Woods Naturalist: Late October

October is winding down and we are definitely into fall. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the shift from autumn toward winter.