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The Lake Superior Project

The Lake Superior Project

In 2012 WTIP is bringing Lake Superior into focus with a series of 26 features on the culture, history, issues, and preservation...

Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes

Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes

In recent years, Type E botulism has caused the deaths of thousands of birds around several areas of the lower Great Lakes. Check...

Climate Change & The Future of Lake Superior

Climate Change & The Future of Lake Superior

So, we know there's a problem. But what next? Check out the first in a two-part look at climate change and the future of Lake...

Great Lakes water diversions & global water insecurity

Great Lakes water diversions & global water insecurity

Halfway around the world, another Great Lake, the Aral Sea, has lost 90 percent of its volume over the last 50 years. The reason?...

Coaster Brook Trout & native fish species restoration

Coaster Brook Trout & native fish species restoration

Plastic pollution on the Great Lakes

Plastic pollution on the Great Lakes

A recent study conducted out of the University of Wisconsin-Superior has shown that plastic particles are accumulating on the...

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. In WTIP's ongoing coverage, we're taking a look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigating issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry, as well as exploring how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake.
 
This project is funded in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It was also funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, and by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Northeast Minnesota experienced extensive "slash and burn" logging during the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a result, streams and rivers became highways for moving the logs, and the "slash" from logging covered the landscape resulting in soil erosion and forest fires. In...


John Linklater, official game warden photo from 1920s. Photo provided by the Wirta family.
Northern Minnesota has had its share of skilled woodsmen and canoeists, including John Linklater. Linklater was of Anishinaabeg, Cree and Scottish ancestry and was a mentor to several important Minnesota conservationists, including Sigurd Olson.

Linklater and his...
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