Sigurd Olson

David Backes was a college student on the verge of dropping out until he found the books of Sigurd Olson.

34 years after his death, Backes talks about meeting Olson and their enduring friendship, compiling a book of his writings, and how Olson warned our  distractedness, decades before the advent of cell phones, is cutting us off from our essential humanness.

Fulcrum Publishing

We talk with Kristin Eggerling, author of Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson (2014, Fulcrum Publishing), about the great wilderness educator and advocate, and champion of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota.

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Wisconsin has almost doubled its loon population in the last thirty years.  It's good news, not only for those who love the haunting call of these bird, but because loons need clean, clear, healthy lakes in which to live and raise their families.

Now LoonWatch is looking for volunteers/citizen-scientists to help them collect loon population data.  LoonWatch coordinator Erica LeMoine explains.