Environment

The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Changing Climate, Changing Forest - Part I

There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase in storminess and declining water levels.


A thermometer that measures the heat index (Karen Montgomery/Flickr)

Wildersmith July 6

A week of month seven has slipped by along the Trail.


Dave Ingebrigtsen explains how a new habitat project will benefit moose (Shawn Perich)

Points North: habitat project highlights moose management challenges

A group of DNR wildlife professionals recently ventured into moose country, where Dave Ingebrigtsen, DNR assistant wildlife manager in Grand Marais, showed them a 90-acre site in the Grand Portage Sta


Graphic Lauryl Loberg / photo Travis Novitsky

LSProject: On Thin Ice

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now then 100 years ago on the big lake.


Canoe on Gunflint Lake (Maury Landsman/Flickr)

Wildersmith June 29

As the chapter on June is closing, we saw Mother Nature do a little muscle flexing during the past week.


Rosebush Creek flooding (Stephan Hoglund)

Points North: On the North Shore, Floods Happen

An Easter Sunday drive last spring included a stop at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth.


"The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start..."

Wildersmith June 22

The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start. The upper Trail saw choking dust turn to mud with a fine drop from the heavens last Saturday night.


"Sharing and conserving Minnesota’s wonderful natural resources must be the common thread that binds us all"

Points North: Despite Differences, Fishing Is Our Common Thread

In May, outdoor writer Sam Cook spent a night on the banks of the St. Louis River near Duluth with a group of Southeast Asian anglers who were fishing for walleyes.


Shawn Perich

Northern Wilds publisher & Points North columnist Shawn Perich stops by The Roadhouse

Northern Wilds publisher Shawn Perich stopped by Studio A June 15 to talk all things outdoors including the upcoming Minnesota wolf season, a recent trip to Thunder Bay and Canada's North Shore where lots of new things are happening, and more.


Hummingbird

Wildersmith June 15

“June is bustin’ out all over” as the old tune goes. It was never more evident than the past weekend as temperatures soared into the miserable category up the Trail.