Axel & Grayson, 2016, International Wolf Center, Ely

“Wolf Island” and Local Pups

We conclude our four-part Ecolution series about what the wolf ecosystem might tell us. Starting next week, Ecolution will focus on the collaborative economies that are strengthening communities statewide.

  • 04/11/2021
JctButteRidgeLine_Junction Butte Pack Wolves – Lamar Valley – Yellowstone National Park

The Interlocking Nature of Ecosystems

In a healthier society, more evolved systems are better adapted to changing conditions.

  • 04/07/2021
SteadyGazeCAPTIVE.Ambassador wolf Boltz – International Wolf Center – Ely

Wolf Biologist Sarah Hoy

It is a real privilege for me to study wolves, especially in such a beautiful place as Isle Royale National Park.

  • 03/31/2021
WintersSongCAPTIVE.Ambassador wolves Boltz (L) and Denali – International Wolf Center – Ely

Wolves: Part 1

Ecolutionaries (and yes, we made that word up) are people who believe in infusing long-term support and action into the whole.

  • 03/23/2021

The Energy Future I See

As of 2005, emissions have risen 32 percent from residential and 15 percent from commercial buildings.

  • 03/10/2021

How I Build Equity Into Energy

When relationship building is a priority, when narratives are centered, leadership enables us to confidently challenge spaces that have excluded and dismissed lived experience.

  • 03/01/2021
Ricker Isabel 2020

The Good News About Coal

Recently, the last two coal units in Minnesota, at the Clay Boswell facility owned by Minnesota Power, announced retirement dates in 2030 and 2035.

  • 02/23/2021

Ecolution #5: Food Sovereignty & Harvest Nation

About a billion dollars’ worth of food in the Western Lake Superior region is brought in annually. Only a million dollars of food is produced in the area.

  • 01/18/2021
Amanda LSP

Work With Farmers to Build Climate Resistance

LSP’s “Incentivizing 100% Soil Healthy Farming Bill,” which was developed by a team of farmer, rural, and urban members, will be introduced in the Minnesota legislature this month.

  • 01/11/2021
diagram – soil food web

The Science of Soil

Regenerative Agriculture has the potential to revitalize communities and improve global economies as well as solve food insecurity by providing abundant, nutrient dense food.

  • 01/05/2021
Shona cover

Spotlight: Shona Snater, Underground

“When you are crawling 60 to 100 feet below ground in an alien environment and see the effects of erosion, human plastic waste, and chemical inputs from agricultural practices in our freshwater, underground streams, you really question the current direction of our society.”

  • 12/26/2020

Ecolution #4: Regeneration

As Land Stewardship Project has put it, it is not good enough to sustain our land, we need to bring it back to life — which strikes us as a potential mantra for this time. Regeneration is about making things healthier, year after year.

What we have now, from micro to human level, is a selective process
in which a small percentage thrives.
Moving to a regenerative mindset is about infusing life and activity into the whole.

  • 12/21/2020