Among the land conservation issues likely to be addressed by the Legislature during this session will be state trust lands and the revenue they produce for schools. This column may revisit the topic as the legislative session progresses. But for now, let’s just
Spring is in the air and my angler friends are stirring. Last Saturday morning, emails from two cabin-fevered trout fishermen proclaimed the opening day of fishing on Wisconsin’s Bois Brule is less than a month away. If you chase trout in the Lake Superior country,
Recently, en route on the Information Highway to other things, I stumbled upon a 2009 New York Times story about urban dwellers who are turning to hunting as way to acquire healthy, inexpensive meat. Many are drawn to hunting as a logical extension of their effort
Last fall we looked at a 20-acre parcel the state was selling near Grand Marais, one of several on the North Shore included in a statewide land auction last October. It was land I knew well from grouse hunting and brook trout fishing, because it was crossed by an
Last weekend Vikki announced she was giving up on feeding the birds for the winter, because she was overwhelmed by whitetails. The deer appeared every time as she came outside to fill her hanging feeders with sunflower seeds. Although she tried to chase them away,
Recently, I visited the proposed PolyMet copper mine and processing facility at Hoyt Lakes. This news-making project may launch a new era of mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range—provided the project is approved through a rigorous environmental review and permitting process.
Hosting my visit were PolyMet’s