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A Year in the Wilderness: November 30 - Skim ice

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.


North Woods Naturalist: Atmospheric streams

A couple of weeks back we had a prolonged rainfall that might have an unusual effect for this time of year.


courtesy cougarnet.org

Cougars likely to recolonize middle part of U.S.

A new study shows that cougars, also known as mountain lions or pumas, are likely to recolonize portions of habitat in the middle part of the U.S. within the next 25 years. Dr. Michelle LaRue, a cougar researcher and executive director of the nonprofit  Cougar Network, talked about it with Dave recently. She says that northern Minnesota is fairly attractive cougar habitat.


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Why are we wasting so much food? And how can we stop? Science writer Mary Hoff explains

If everyone hates wasting food, why do we still do it? And how can we stop? Mary Hoff, editor in chief of Ensia, the magazine of the Institute on the Environment at the U of MN, talked with Dick recently about how and why we waste food, and what we can do about it. Mary suggests www.wastedfood.com and www.ivaluefood.com as places to learn more.


Winter greenhouse

Northern Gardening - Cold winter greenhouses

Deep winter greenhouses and how they can work to produce food on the North Shore are discussed on this program hosted by Diane Booth, Cook County Extension.


Netting whitefish

A Year in the Wilderness: November 9 - Netting whitefish

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.


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.