6:21 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Conservation Advocates Work to Keep National Fund Alive

Dick Steffes on a bit of the Ice Age Scenic Trail as it meanders through the Lapham Peak unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest
Credit S Bence

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, according to Dick Steffes is “probably the most important land protection program that people have never heard of.”

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6:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Tracking the Common Loon on Tomahawk Lake in Northern Wisconsin

Credit S. Bence

Despite its name, there’s nothing ordinary about the common loon. For starters, it’s an ancient species – with a wingspan of five feet, and it’s related to the penguin. It’s the only loon nesting in northern Wisconsin.

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10:24 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

An Unusual Natural Area

It is difficult to capture the magnificence of the Shady Lane Natural Area.

The Shady Lane Natural Area in Ozaukee County celebrated its grand opening Saturday. We glimpse at its fern-carpeted canopy and learn about the preserve’s unusual history.

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2:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2008

A Magnificent Obsession

Nina Leopold Bradley

Aldo Leopold was a legendary environmentalist and forester. He spent almost two decades working with the U.S. Forest Service in the Southwest. Throughout his life Leopold loved observing, journaling and sketching his surrounding. That didn’t change when he transferred to work in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nina Leopold Bradley was a young girl in 1935, when her father Aldo invited his family on the adventure of a lifetime. A ramshackle farm caught his eye near the Wisconsin River, not far from Baraboo.

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