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Dr. Seth Moore - Grand Portage Wildlife Biologist

Dr. Seth Moore of Grand Portage Trust Lands, tracking radio-collared moose

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The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the far northeast corner of Minnesota, on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues.  Dr. Seth Moore is a wildlife biologist at Grand Portage Trust Lands.

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Dr. Seth Moore: Tribe gains seat on Great Lakes fisheries councils

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects. 

In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the Grand Portage band's 6-year effort to gain representation on two Great Lakes fisheries management committees.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
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Dr. Seth Moore: Wolf research at Grand Portage

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues.  In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about ongoing wolf research at Grand Portage.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
Dr. Seth Moore radio collars a moose at Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: Tribal partnerships

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues.  In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the importance of partnering with other agencies and organizations on studies and projects.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
Moose cow and calf

Dr. Seth Moore: Moose mortality study yields preliminary results

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues.  In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the band's ongoing moose calf mortality study, in partnership with the Minnesota Zoo.  Produced by Carah Thomas.

(Photo of moose cow and calf from a trail camera near Seagull Lake in Cook County, Minnesota, by Debbie Benedict and Jim Raml.  Photo taken in June 2013.)


 
Great Lakes basin - NASA photo

Dr. Seth Moore: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues.  In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and how the program has benefitted the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
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Dr. Seth Moore: MN Zoo moose calf mortality study

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 
 
The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on beautiful Grand Portage Bay.
 
The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues of concern to the Grand Portage Band.  In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about a new moose calf mortality study the band is conducting in collaboration with the Minnesota Zoo.  Produced by Carah Thomas.

 (Photo by Jerry, Danielle G, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, via Wikimedia Commons This work has been released into the public domain by its author.)


 
National Adaptation Forum - April 2-4, 2013

Dr. Seth Moore: Addressing the National Adaptation Forum on climate change

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on beautiful Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues of concern to the Grand Portage Band.

In this segment, Dr. Moore stopped by the WTIP studio on his way to address the National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO.   The Forum, April 2-4, is a national event at which the latest scientific knowledge about climate adaptation and state-of-the-art practices will be presented.  

Dr. Moore was invited to the forum to talk about the Grand Portage band's methods for adapting fisheries management strategies on the reservation.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
Bull moose - photo by Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - 01/30/12

Dr. Seth Moore: Treaty rights and the 2013 moose hunt

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on beautiful Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues of concern to the Grand Portage Band.

In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the drastic drop in moose numbers in northeastern Minnesota and the Minnesota DNR's recent decision to halt recreational moose hunting in the state.  Produced by Carah Thomas.

(Photo has been released into the public domain by its author, Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)


 
Local fish consumption advisories include Lake Trout (photo USFWS)

Dr. Seth Moore: Tribe participating in mercury health study

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on beautiful Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues of concern to the Grand Portage Band.

In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the Grand Portage band's participation in an upcoming study by the Minnesota Department of Health that will involve 500 women of childbearing age in Cook County and measure blood mercury levels over the course of one year.  The study is in response to research showing elevated levels of mercury in North Shore newborns.  The “Mercury in Newborns in the Lake Superior Basin” study was conducted by the MDH Environmental Health Division from 2007 to 2011, in collaboration with state newborn screening programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
Dr. Seth Moore - radio collaring a moose at Grand Portage.

Dr. Seth Moore: Grand Portage moose habitat/mortality study

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Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on beautiful Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio, talking about the band's current and ongoing natural resource projects, as well as other environmental and health related issues of concern to the Grand Portage Band.

In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about the plight of  Minnesota's moose, and ongoing efforts to understand why the species is dying off in northeastern Minnesota.  Click on audio mp3 above to hear the interview.  Produced by Carah Thomas.

Moose collaring photos courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands.