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February 2017

Picturing Wisconsin lighthouses

Wisconsin lighthouses paint amazing portraits throughout the year.

Joseph Warren

Whether photographed in the gales of winter near ice-crusted piers, through canopies of brilliant fall colors or when the sun dips behind the horizon, Wisconsin's lighthouses have always provided dramatic backdrops where the fluidity of lake waves meets the solidity of shore.

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Also in this issue…

Photo of woman in winter clothing on snowy landscape © Michael SkwarokPreserving pine relicts a prescription for good health
Mary Kay Baum tackles health challenges and garlic mustard.


Two young women conferring about something written on paper © WI Land + WaterOpening the door to lifelong opportunities
Envirothon program teaches conservation through competition.


Photo of a man examining rock face of a cliff © DNR FILESA peek beneath the surface
Wisconsin geology reveals interesting history.


Photo of two young Native Americans erecting a post for a birdhouse © Marcus SmithHelping themselves, helping their tribes, helping the environment
It's not just about the money for participants in the summer tribal youth program.


Photo of Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir standing at the edge of a cliff © Wikimedia CommonsThe North American conservation model
A unique tradition in need of an update


Photo of massive icicles hanging from a tree © Polly LaMontagneWonders crystallize through the ages
Grandfather Falls ice castles may be a thing of the past.



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