Minnesotan Emily Ford Aims to Be Second Black Woman to Finish Iditarod

Running with sled dogs is a slight departure from solo backpacking, but not as much as you think — you are not with other humans, living with full self-sufficiency in the backcountry, and do all troubleshooting on your own.

“Outdoor Learning Is Going to Save the World”: The Prevalence of Nature-Based Education in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to the third-highest number of nature-based preschools in the U.S.

Book Excerpt: “Impermanence: Life and Loss on Superior’s South Shore”

In my sixties, I am all too acutely aware of how transient our pleasures are.

Foraging for Connection: Three women celebrate their love of foraging around White Earth

“They were doing such a simple thing, picking berries, that act of love.”

Burnt-Out People Cannot Serve a Burning Planet

I feel my shoulders rising, a rock in my stomach forming, and the recurring thought that I and we are not doing enough.

Converging Consciousness: A Plant & Human Co-creation

"To take the time for a visit — I think it means a lot to the plant."

On the Cover: Depicting a Complex World

I am an artist bowled over by the natural world.

The Awesome Power of Awe

The more overwhelmed we are, the more we need awe.

The Audacity to Be Asian in Rural America

Most people I knew in my hometown could not grasp why I cared so much about six Asian women murdered in America.
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Restoring (Some of) Turtle Island

According to the TRUTH Project research, the U.S. government paid the Dakota two cents per acre in 1851. Circle News reported the land was then sold for 251 times that amount.

My Second Life on the Water

Guiding fundamentally changed how I view, interact with, and share our rivers and natural spaces with others.

Fly-Fishing Opened My Eyes

I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.