Dr. Seth Moore – Grand Portage Wildlife Biologist

Growing snowpack in 2022 good news for some species near Lake Superior

Heavy snowfall near Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters region was the key topic in many conversations across the WTIP listening area to wrap up 2021.

Snowfall totals from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30 ranged from 18 inches to more than 20 inches for most of the area. The National Weather Service helped to keep WTIP listeners and the community informed about how the snow and weather was impacting travel and transportation.

And while humans dealt with the snow in their fashion, WTIP wanted to learn how some of the region’s animals were adjusting to the new snow. Seth Moore is the director of biology and environment for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He stopped by WTIP at the end of 2021 to share an update with News Director Joe Friedrichs.

In the audio shared below, Moore describes how the recent snowfall impacts wolves, moose, lynx, deer, grouse and snowshoe hare.