Month: January 2014

InfoSuperior Podcast Series – Dr. Rob Stewart

The Lakehead University Remedial Action Plan office will be starting a monthly podcast series! Throughout these short audio sessions, we hope to interview local individuals on various topics such as environmental, historical and cultural issues that relate to Lake Superior and the North Shore.

Monday, December 16th 2013

Jim Bailey, Remedial Action Plan Coordinator interviews Dr. Rob Stewart on his work with Lake Superior and involvement with the Remedial Action Plan.
Jim Bailey, Remedial Action Plan Coordinator interviews Dr. Rob Stewart on his work with Lake Superior and involvement with the Remedial Action Plan.

For our inaugural edition, Dr. Rob Stewart of Lakehead University spoke with us regarding his work with Lake Superior.  In addition to his role as a professor at Lakehead University, Dr. Stewart is also the head of the Lakehead University Remedial Action Plan Office which deals with environmental issues surrounding the North Shore of Lake Superior. Dr. Stewart elaborates on his involvement with the Remedial Action Plan and what it is and some of his personal work and experiences on Lake Superior!

To listen to the podcast, please click on the above photo for a link to the interview!

For more information about Dr. Rob Stewart and his research, see HERE.

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Fisheries Habitat on Agenda at Minnesota Annual “Roundtable”

A recent article published in the Star Tribune discusses potential topics at the upcoming Minnesota Department of Natural Resources meeting this Friday and Saturday, January 10th and 11th.  This event is invitation-only and will include approximately 300 citizens and 100 DNR employees. Topics include a variety of resource management questions which range from deer and moose harvest to invasive species and clean water.

For the complete article, please click HERE.

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Where’s the Concern? A Lake Superior AOC

A video published in May 2013 as part of the Great Lakes Echo piece which highlights a different Area of Concern within the Great Lakes basin. Using informative photos and clues, try and guess where this locally appropriate AOC is found!

This week’s expert is Curniss McGoldrick, outreach and communications officer for this site.

Summary of the area:

    • The river was listed as an AOC in 1987 after pollution from nearby industries severely contaminated local forests and river sediments.
    • Located on the biggest freshwater lake, by surface area, in the world.
    • “The Sleeping Giant” dominates the horizon over the lake.
    • Degradation to fish and wildlife habitats has occurred from PAHs and Mercury pollution

See LINK for full article on the Great Lakes Echo website.

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