The Environment and Environmental Issues
Choosing the Northwoods as a vacation site, or a place to live or retire is choosing to be close to nature. Such a choice is usually accompanied by a love of nature and a concern for its preservation.
The number of environment issues of concern to the Northwoods region is vast. Those highlighted here--listed to the left--are the ones of particular concern to your webmaster. Your concerns can also be expressed, if you would like to submit material for this page, whether related to one of the environmental topics to the left or a new one of interest to you.
Note, however, that there is a definity "green" bias to this website, and submissions will be viewed with that in mind.Charles P. ForbesMarch 16, 2007
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- Choose Wisely: A Health Guide for Eating Fish in Wisconsin
- Cleaning Up the Great Lakes: United States and Canada Are Making Progress in Controlling Pollution From Cities and Towns
- Democracy in Print, The Best of The Progressive Magazine, 1909-2009
- Great Lakes Initiative: EPA and States Have Made Progress, but Much Remains to Be Done if Water Quality Goals Are to be Achieved
- Great Lakes Initiative: EPA Needs to Better Ensure the Complete and Consistent Implementation of Water Quality Standards
- Great Lakes: EPA Needs to Define Organizational Responsibillities Better for Effective Oversight and Cleanup of Contaminated Areas
- Groundwater Levels in Wisconsin
- Groundwater, Protecting Wisconsin's Buried Treasure
- Hey, Can I Eat This? Fish Consumption Advisories in WI
- State of Wisconsin's Natural Resources