In a time when politicians seem to view the natural world with attitudes ranging from indifference to abhorrence, in separate conversations I recently asked three prominent environmentalists the same question: Is there a discernable environmental movement in Minnesota?
The question gave each of them
A recent interview with DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr in Minnesota Outdoor News ended on a less than inspiring note. When asked about what he hopes to accomplish in the next three to five years, Landwehr’s first answer was he hoped to encourage Minnesotans to take kids fishing.
Lately, we’ve had wolves in the neighborhood. At winter’s end, hundreds of deer that spent the snowy months on the south-facing ridges along North Shore move downhill, congregating near Highway 61, where the warming sun exposes bare ground a few weeks
Over the winter I explored the outdoors in media. In this era when many say America’s love for the outdoors is fading, I wanted to find out what, if anything, was new and exciting. I was pleasantly surprised with my discoveries.
My exploration began with The Drake, a fly-fishing magazine I found
The Canada lynx may be Minnesota’s most reclusive resident, but we know much more about this boreal forest wild cat than we did 10 years ago. A story in the current issue of the Minnesota Volunteer describes how researchers at the University of Minnesota, Duluth,
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