Seeking Refuge on the Slate Islands A caribou on the Slate Islands walks away from a helicopter after being transported from Michipicoten Island, January, 2018. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources photo Powered by Zedity Michipicoten Island Caribou have made headlines recently on Minnesota Public Radio, Sault online, CBC’s “As it Happens” and the New […]
What’s the presentation all about? Presenter Leo Lepiano provides an overview in the above 5′ podcast. A presentation about the most southerly population of woodland caribou in the world, centered on Lake Superior islands, will be held at 7 p.m. EST on February 21st in the Terrace Bay, Ontario Recreation Centre. Everyone is welcome. […]
Insurance Policy Indications are that the January caribou relocation from Michipicoten Island to the Slate Islands, near Terrace Bay, was successful but Michipicoten First Nation wants an insurance policy. For the second time, Michipicoten Island caribou will be relocated; this time, the destination will be the most remote island on Lake Superior, Caribou Island. Lake Superior […]
A new continent-wide initiative is underway to better understand varying mercury levels in the environment. The Dragonfly Mercury Project is a “citizen science” initiative and a collaboration between the University of Maine, the United States Geological Survey, Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and the National Park Service. Mercury is an element that is widely distributed […]
The Great Lakes Water Levels Integrated Assessment Report has been released by the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute and Water Center. The goal of the report is to help decision-makers address the challenges and opportunities posed by Great Lakes water level variability. The project combined multidisciplinary technical analysis with stakeholder engagement to identify potential […]
Thank goodness that times change. While all major cities on the shores of Superior now have state of the art water pollution control plants, the document referenced below points out that this wasn’t always the case. “The residents of the United States and Canada possess, in the splendid immensity of the series of waterways through […]
The Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan Public Advisory Commitee will be hosting it’s annual meeting on April 4, 2018. The meeting will include the election of PAC chairs as well as a report on the activities of the PAC to date. More details including room location and formal agenda to follow.