Environment

Northern Leopard Frog

Points North: Neither Frogs Nor Sunsets Should Be Taken for Granted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protection is not warranted for the northern leopard frog in 19 states, including Minnesota.


There's a crackling crunch under foot this week up the Gunflint

Wildersmith October 14

Back at Wildersmith once more! Again my thanks go out to Rosey’s dad for covering me while I made a quick run to Iowa for a grandson’s visit.


Moose twins

Outdoors writer Shawn Perich on the state of the Arrowhead's moose

Buck spoke Oct. 7 with outdoors writer and Northern Wilds Editor Shawn Perich about the state of the moose population in northeastern Minnesota, and possible factors involved in the decline.


Working on the Pagami Creek Fire

Pagami Creek Fire Update -Saturday, Oct. 8

The Pagami Creek Fire remains at 92,682 acres and is 71% contained. Aircraft were able to keep the fire’s forward progress in check on Friday.


Fire from the air. Photo: Dennis Neitzke

Dr. Gerald Niemi of NRRI on fire's effect on birds and animals

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Dr. Gerald Niemi of the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth about what happens to birds and animals during and after a large fire like the Pagami Creek fire.


Dagwagin (fall) has officially arrived in Gunflint territory!

Wildersmith September 30

It’s official now, Dagwagin (fall) in the north woods. After weeks of anticipation, the glorious season of color is what it is!


Mallard Hen

Points North: Conservation or Convenience?

Are you going duck hunting this weekend? The Sept. 27 opening date, a week earlier than the traditional first Saturday in October, is intended to give hunters more opportunities to kill ducks.


September has arrived, and so have cooler temperatures! Wildersmith hit a low of 22 degrees this month.

Wildersmith September 23

Truly, east is east and west is west as old Sol kisses summer goodbye. “Fire & Ice” over the past week has been a prelude to our northland equinox.


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Forest disturbance expert Lee Frelich discusses effect of fire on the boreal forest

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 16 with Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology at the U of MN, about likely effects of the Pagami Creek Fire on the BWCAW forest.