February 15, 2018


Photo: Thank you Lisa Jacques of Terrace Bay

View of the Slate Islands from the main beach at Terrace Bay, Ontario, January, 2018. Lisa reports that as of Feb. 15th, there is open water between the Slates and the mainland. View Lisa's iconic 2014 photo of caribou crossing the ice from the Slates to the mainland here.

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Caribou on Michipicoten Island.

Terrace Bay Caribou Presentation Feb. 21: In-Person or Online

A caribou on Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior. Pre-2014 photo by Christian Schroeder. 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. on February 21st in the Terrace Bay Recreation Centre. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Attend in person or attend online at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/189107501 …

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Dragonfly Mercury Project

The Dragonfly Mercury Project

The Dragonfly Mercury citizen science project is helping to better understand variation in environmental mercury levels across North America. 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 …

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American Journal of Public Health, 1927.

1927 Lake Superior Health Report

An excerpt from the American Journal of Public Health, 1927. 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 …

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Caribou Island, Lake Superior

Caribou, The Sequel: - "Skylift 2", Features Superior's Most Remote Island

Caribou Island, situated 72 km./44 mi north of the Michigan mainland and 6o km./37 mi. south of the Canadian mainland, will be the destination for a second caribou relocation. 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 …

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Great Lakes Water Levels Report - 2018

2018 Great Lakes Water Levels Assessment

A Great Lakes Water Levels Report has been released by the Graham Sustainability Institute of the University of Michigan. 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 …

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