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October 12, 2018
Hiking the Harding Icefield
The still air was heavy with moisture as I hiked up the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park outside Seward, Alaska. Dense clouds hung low and fingers of fog crept up the valleys. It was typical weather for a temperate rainforest, I kept reminding myself, but gloomy...
October 12, 2018 - 8:28am
October 2, 2018
Construction begins on Woodlawn Road
This week, construction gets underway to repair the damage caused by flooding in June.
October 2, 2018 - 1:07pm
Rules committee scraps provision restricting movement of harvested deer
A motion to suspend restrictions that require added fencing of deer farms failed 4 to 6.
October 2, 2018 - 8:27am
September 18, 2018
Construction delayed on Wisconsin Point trail
Plans to construct a trail between Bear Creek Park and Wisconsin Point this fall are likely to be delayed until next spring or summer.
September 18, 2018 - 3:49pm
September 7, 2018
Duffy not good for environment
Except for occasionally noting it's colder in our part of the world this week or that month, erroneously conflating weather with climate, it appears Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston, not have a definitive position on the issue of climate change. I recently asked a home office aide if Congressman...
September 7, 2018 - 8:16am
August 28, 2018
Health officials issue caution on blue-green algae
Douglas County Public Health officials are reminding people to be on the alert for blue-green algae blooms in Douglas County waterways this summer, and to avoid swimming or letting pets play in water where a visible scum or mat of blue-green algae is present. "When blue-green algae...
August 28, 2018 - 8:26am
August 24, 2018
Dividends come from clean energy
I want my monthly dividend check. "What check?" you ask. The check that will be coming your way each month when the U.S. Congress passes Citizens' Climate Lobby's Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal. This legislation will put a steadily rising price on carbon pollution from burning fossil...
August 24, 2018 - 8:06am
August 17, 2018
Merger expands conservation efforts in NW Wisconsin
West Wisconsin Land Trust and Bayfield Regional Conservancy are merging to form one organization, Landmark Conservancy, dedicated to protecting the western and northwestern regions of the state. Landmark's goal is to lead an expanded conservation effort in the area, according to Executive...
August 17, 2018 - 8:34am
August 3, 2018
DNR seeks resident deer survey input
Operation Deer Watch kicked off this week. The annual, volunteer-based wildlife monitoring survey gives Wisconsin residents an opportunity to assist the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with deer herd management efforts.
August 3, 2018 - 8:08am
State parks calendar seeks photos submissions
There is still time for people who take photos at Wisconsin state parks to enter their favorite photographs in a contest to be included in the 2019 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Calendar. The deadline for all submissions is Aug. 31. In addition to being available for purchase,...
August 3, 2018 - 8:07am
July 27, 2018
Sharp-tailed grouse permits available
Sharp-tailed grouse hunters can nab one of 25 harvest permits available for Game Management Unit 8, which includes southern Douglas County, for the 2018 season Oct. 20 to Nov. 11. "We have a very dedicated group of sharp-tailed grouse hunters in Wisconsin," said Mark Witecha, upland...
July 27, 2018 - 7:54am
Unlike campfires, debris fires require permit
The first step in campfire safety is to understand the difference between a campfire and a fire to dispose of debris. Campfires are solely for warming or cooking purposes, are smaller in size and comprised of clean, dry wood. They are contained within a designated fire ring or surrounded...
July 27, 2018 - 7:50am
July 20, 2018
Wildflowers of Denali
Frost sparkled on the picnic tables at the Alaska Geographic Field Camp in Denali National Park and the thermometer still read 30 degrees Fahrenheit...
July 20, 2018 - 8:36am
Swarms of mosquitoes plague Wisconsin
This is a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes in Wisconsin because many of the insects survived over the winter. The mosquitoes were helped by relatively mild temperatures and significant snow cover, according to Jamee Hubbard, an associate professor of biology at the University...
July 20, 2018 - 8:29am
July 13, 2018
Metallic mining ordinance gets hearing
Douglas County is moving ahead with plans to regulate metallic sulfide mining after the state lifted a decades-long moratorium on the operations....
July 13, 2018 - 10:56am