Deterring geese on the St. Louis River to protect wild rice

April 29, 2020The River Talk series is changing format for the final talk for this academic year. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, via Zoom, Sam Hansen, former undergraduate research fellow with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, will present, “Deterring Geese on the St. Louis River to Protect Wild Rice.” Northern wild rice, native to the St. … Read More

River Talk Series Postponed

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

March 30, 2020The River Talk series is postponed until further notice due to concerns to our speakers and guests related to the COVID-19 virus. This series of informal talks about the St. Louis River Estuary relies heavily on audience participation. The states of Wisconsin and Minnesota are advising people to remain home. Postponing the talks better suits the series’ interactive … Read More

Highs and Lows Conference

A one day event for coastal managers dedicated to Lake Superior’s fluctuating water levels.Many consecutive years of high water conditions in Lake Superior have challenged coastal professionals to consider the best use and management of coastal areas in the face of threatened infrastructure and landscapes, eroding shorelines, elevated storm hazards, and anxious residents. Sustained high water levels over a five-year … Read More

NOAA Digital Coast Trainings

Bringing NOAA’s Digital Coast to Lake SuperiorThrough its affiliation with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, the Lake Superior Reserve connects the resources of NOAA’s Digital Coast with a western Lake Superior audience – including many professional training opportunities. Expert instructors at NOAA have a catalog of engaging workshops on coastal topics ranging from adaptation planning to risk communication. In 2018, … Read More

Stormwater Training for Contractors

Supporting responsible stormwater management in the Lake Superior basinThe coastal training program works with regional partners to sponsor and co-develop workshops that focus on promotion of clean water management practices for a variety of professionals. The Reserve works with the City of Superior to host a Stormwater Training for Contractors, boosting awareness not only of regulatory requirements but also an … Read More