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After a yearslong search, Wisconsin’s oldest tree is revealed. Sort of.

Close your eyes and imagine the oldest tree in Wisconsin. When I would do this, I used to picture something ...

From food waste to fertile soil: UW-Milwaukee program helps students compost

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students have been helping turn food waste into nutrient-rich soil. A new program called Panther Pails brings ...

The hunt for the perfect winter coat

With long cold winters, many of us develop a deep and sometimes fraught relationship with our winter gear. Christi Clancy ...

In Sauk County, a conservationist helps farmers transition to managed grazing

Serge Koenig has served Sauk County, Wisconsin, for nearly 30 years as a county conservationist. He’s seen numerous changes throughout ...

A squirrel tale: A chance encounter offers a reflection on the importance of play

I opened my jacket as I walked, odd for mid-winter, but the warmth of a January thaw was welcome. I ...

Snow Makers Keeping Wintertime Fun

When the temperatures drop and the snow flies in Kewaskum, most people hunker down. For Jason Wood and Danny Dorn, ...

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

Dogsledding has been a family affair for writer Julie Buckles. She and her husband, Charly Ray, caught the bug when ...

Winter Hitchhiker Tests Balance Of Safety And Compassion

Driving home on a snowy night, author Crystal Chan and her mother encountered a hitchhiker in the blowing snow. The ...

Wisconsin Native Conquers the Seven Summits After MS Diagnosis

Lori Schneider has climbed each of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, an incredible ...

It’s Not “All Work and No Play” for Campground Hosts

Camping is usually an opportunity to relax, enjoy nature, and leave the world behind. For the volunteer campground hosts at ...

Mechanic Shop Femme Drives Message Of Education And Empowerment

Growing up, Chaya Milchtein was never driven to learn about cars. “I did not know anything about cars. In fact, ...

Tilia The Conservation Dog: Sniffing Out Invasives In Wisconsin

Every spring, when the wild parsnip sprouts and the elusive salamanders begin to breed, the team at Mequon Nature Preserve ...

Father Tony Devoted to his Flock of Prize Chickens

On a rural road in flat, fertile farmland not far from Sturgeon Bay, you may find a large sculpture of ...

Army Veteran Turns To Forestry And Writing To Cope With PTSD

Bryan Box served two tours with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Now, he works in forestry in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In ...

Paddling Through The Pandemic

In times of stress and uncertainty, we look for sources of comfort and connection. During the pandemic, that came in ...