Environment

Chipmunk (-infinity-/Flickr)

Wildersmith April 5

The upper Gunflint Territory seemed headed toward a lamb-like end to March. We were teased with a couple swell early spring days, then came Easter Sunday.


Canada Lynx (myheimu/Flickr)

Wildersmith March 22

‘Twas the days before spring, and all through the woods, the critters were stirring in shivering wonderment.


Wolf Pack - photo by John Vucetich - Michigan Tech

Points North: Should the Boundary Waters Be a Wolf Sanctuary?

Should Minnesota establish a wolf sanctuary, where hunting and trapping of the species is not allowed? Recently, the eminent wolf biologist Dr. L.


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Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre on his third attempt at Denali & his recently published memoir, "Life on Ice"

Buck chatted Mar. 8 with  explorer Lonnie Dupre, recently back from his third unsuccessful attempt to summit Denali solo in January. Lonnie talks about what went wrong, what he might do differently on a fourth try, and more. His memoir, "Life on Ice," is up for a MN Book Award and a NE Minnesota Book Award.


Comet PanSTARRS (Luis Argerich/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Jupiter, Saturn & Comet PanSTARRS

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Pine Marten (George Lamson/Flickr)

Wildersmith March 8

Whew, a week of March has come and gone already. Our semi-winter continues in the upper Gunflint.


Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (Center for American Progress/Flickr)

Points North: Will Water Management Influence Future Farm Policy?

News reports from the Pheasant Fest show held in Minneapolis during February suggest the best days of pheasant and duck hunting in the upper Midwest are behind us.


"...sunshine glistening off mounds of snow piled here and there in kaleidoscope sparkles..." (realityfanclub/Flickr)

Wildersmith March 1

The upper Trail is “marching” into month three as February bids adieu in lamb-like character.


"Canadians are crossing the border in droves to enjoy outdoor activities..." (Chad Fennell/Flickr)

Points North: Roles Reversed - Canadians Head to Minnesota for Outdoor Fun

Working a booth or exhibit at a sport show is not everyone's cup of tea. Days are long as you talk to folks in an endless parade of passersby, promoting the product or organization you represent.


Pine Marten (travelling.steve/Flickr)

Wildersmith February 22

Thanks go out to Rosey, that news-scoopin’ K-9 from over on Hungry Jack Lake, for covering my absence last week.