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Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Wood anemone
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Battling buckthorn to restore natural resilience

New management and research seek to bring back native vegetation — with benefits for clean water. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Infographic: Connecting clean water and pollinator conservation

Minnesota can protect pollinators and lakes and rivers at the same time — saving valuable natural and financial resources.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Swooping St. Croix swamps for swimming dragonflies

To search for rare species of the interesting insects, citizen scientists start by looking underwater.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Watershed Research Recognized

The Research Station was honored to receive two distinguished awards for its scientific efforts to protect clean water.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pine Needles Artists-in-Residence Selected for 2017 Season

A novelist, a painter, and a sculptor will live and work at the St. Croix River cabin this summer.
Lake Superior
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lots to love: Counting the world’s lakes

Complicated math helps scientists pinpoint the global total, and see that freshwater conservation might be more difficult than previously thought.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Station science in the spotlight at 'Behind the Scenes'

From fish-heads to microscopic diatoms, museum visitors experienced hands-on research at a special event.

Walden Pond
Monday, January 9, 2017

Looking deep into "Earth's Eye"

Walden Pond is a special part of America's story, and shares tales of our nation in the sediment on its bottom.

Monday, December 19, 2016

River people: The St. Croix's human side

Studies of the Wild & Scenic river reveal parallels to the people who call it home.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Five super powers of Cyanobacteria

Ancient toxin-producing organisms have had a lot of time to get good at surviving. 


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