Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

'A totally different beast': Investigating Minnesota's blue-green algae mystery

Research station scientists were recently featured in a major media report about dog deaths caused by cyanobacteria, and the connections to climate and land use.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Research Station Receives St. Croix River Stewardship Award

The St. Croix River Association recently recognized the Research Station for its contributions to conservation of the National Park in its backyard.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Erosion, Evapotranspiration, and Gopher Football

The biggest part of where Minnesota's rainfall goes is invisible, is where humans have made our greatest changes, and is one of the biggest reasons Minnesota’s waters are in trouble.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Asking ‘What If’ in the St. Croix Watershed

New report explains why water quality goals for the Wild & Scenic River will require ramped-up efforts.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Red Lakes Research Could Reveal Connections Between Climate, Nutrients, and Water Quality

Research station scientists recently ventured onto the vast ice expanses of Upper and Lower Red Lakes in Minnesota to begin studying its past.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Pine Needles Artists-in-Residence Selected for 2016 Season

One poet, three visual artists, and one choral curator will live and work at the St. Croix River cabin this summer.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Zombie Phosphorus: The Long-Term Consequences of Nutrient-Rich Runoff

Fixing pollution flowing into a lake can be foiled by phosphorus that just won't die.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Pine Needles artist shows work in Marine; featured in magazine

Joshua Cunningham created more than 20 paintings during his residency at the station's historic cabin on the St. Croix River.

Shawn Schottler
Monday, January 18, 2016

Reaping what we sow

Article reports how station scientist sees issues related to farming and clean water.

Breaking ice to sample sediment on a lake in the Réserve Faunique des Laurentides in Québec, Canada.
Friday, December 4, 2015

Pollution Ripples Through Wild Northern Lakes

New paper shows how humans are affecting "pristine" waters.

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