The Environment and Environmental Issues

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. Forbes
March 16, 2007

Comprehensive References

Allison, Stuart, Ecological Restoration, Knox Magazine, Wol. 88, #2, Fall, 2004, pp. 12, ff., Galesburg, IL, 2004. View Full Record
Barlow, Connie, Ghosts of Evolution, New York, 2000. View Full Record
Gjestson and Niebauer, 50 Years of the Pittman-Roberston Act in Wisconsin, Pittman-Robertson Anniversary Publication. PUBL-WM-151-86, Madison, 1986. View Full Record
Goldstein, Jon, Competition for Wetlands in the Midwest, Baltimore, 1971. View Full Record
Harrington, Cate, Blueprint for Conservation of the Great Lakes, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter [of the Nature Conservance], Winter 2003-2004, Madison, 2003. View Full Record
Joseph, Patrick, Battle of the Dams, Smithsonian, Nov. 1998, 1998. View Full Record
Judd, Richard, Wonderful Order and Balance: Natural History & Beginnings of Forest Conservation, Environmental History, Vol. 11, #1, Jan. 2006, pp. 8-36, Durham, NC, 2006. View Full Record
Kanetzke, Howard, Ed., Wisconsin Environment, Badger History, Vol. XXIV, #2, Nov. 1970, Madison, 1970. View Full Record
Kleinert et al., Occurrence and Significance of DDT and Dieldrin Residues in Wisconsin Fish, Technical Bulletin No. 41. View Full Record
Kleinert et al., DDT and Dieldrin Residues Found in Wisconsin Fishes from the Survey of 1966, Preliminary Report., Research Report No. 23 (Fisheries), Madison, 1967. View Full Record
Klobuchar, Jim, Sigurd F. Olson: The Incurable Adventurer, Northland Light, Winter 1999, Cover, pp. 8-11; reprinted from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, January 14, 1982., Ashland, 1999. View Full Record
LaFollette, Doug, Wisconsin Survival Handbook, Racine, 1971. View Full Record
Leopold, Aldo, et al., Minority Report of the Citizens' Deer Committee to Wisconsin Conservation Commission, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, Vol. 8, #8, August, 1943, Madison, 1943. View Full Record
Maurer, David, Great Lakes Initiative: EPA and States Have Made Progress, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Enviornment, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, Jan. 29, 2008, GAO -08-312T, Washington, 2008. View Full Record
Meyer, Thomas, ed., Wisconsin, Naturally, DNR PUB-ER-115 2003, Madison, 2003. View Full Record
Nature Conservancy, Continental U.S. Ecoregions, Nature Conservancy News, May/June 1998, 1988. View Full Record
Nature Conservancy Great Lakes Program, Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Great Lakes Ecosystem, Chicago, 1994. View Full Record
Ness, Erik, Return to the Shack, Wisconsin Trails, 44:2, March/April 2003, p. 37., Black Earth, WI, 2003. View Full Record
Olson, et al., Voice for the Wilderness, Ashland, 2006. View Full Record
Pohlman, et al. (ed.), Wisconsin Land Legacy Report, Madison, 2006. View Full Record
Reid, George, Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries, Reinhold Books in the Biological Sciences, New York, 1961. View Full Record
Sapper, Becky, Our Watershed, Our Water, Ashland, 2002. View Full Record
Schreiber, Ken, Wisconsin Water Quality, Report to Congress, 1986, PUBL-WR-137 86, Madison, 1986. View Full Record
Sear, Paul, Deserts on the March, Norman, Oklahoma, 1947. View Full Record
Stephenson, John, Great Lakes Initiative: EPA Needs to Better Ensure the Complete and Consistent Implementation of Water Quality Standards, GAO-05-829, July, 2005, Washington, 2005. View Full Record
Thoreau, Henry David, In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World. Selections and Photographs by Eliot Porter, New York, 1962. View Full Record
U.S. General Accounting Office, Cleaning Up the Great Lakes, GAO-RED-75-338, March 21, 1975, Washington, 1975. View Full Record
GAO, Great Lakes: EPA Needs to Define Organizational Responsibillities Better for Effective Oversight and Cleanup of Contaminated Areas, GAO-02-563, Washington, 2002. View Full Record
Vilas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Vilas County Resource and Conservation Needs, Revised 1971, Eagle River, 1971. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Cooperative Educational Planning Program, Guide to Conservation Education in Wisconsin Schools, Bulletin No. 20, August 1949, Madison, 1953. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Environmental Assessment Aquatic Nuisance Control (NR107) Program, Madison, 1988. View Full Record

Major References

Choose Wisely, PUB-FH-824 2009, Madison, 2009. View Full Record
Annin, Peter, Great Lakes Water Wars, Washington, 2006. View Full Record
Baumeister, Robert, Chemical Analyses of Selected Public Drinking Water Supplies, Technical Bulletin No. 53, Madison, 1972. View Full Record
Chern, et al., Groundwater, Wisconsin Natural Resources, V.23, #4, Aug. '99 Special Insert, Madison, 1999. View Full Record
David, Tom, For Nature's Sake, Wisconsin Trails, 43:3, June, 2002, pp. 24-29, 2002. View Full Record
Flader, Susan, Thinking Like a Mountain, Lincoln, NE, 1978. View Full Record
Gilchrist, Susan, Science Supporting Decisions, 2001-2003 Biennial Report, Wisconsin DNR, Bureau of Integrated Science Services, PUB-SS-985 2003, Madison, 2003. View Full Record
Huffman, Thomas, Protectors of the Land and Water, Chapel Hill, 1994. View Full Record
Meyer, George, State of Wisconsin's Natural Resources, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 24, #4, Aug. 2000, ff. p. 17., Madison, 2000. View Full Record
Nash, Roderick, American Environment, Themes and Forces in American History Series, Reading, MA, 1968. View Full Record
Nature Conservancey, Great Lakes Ecoregion, Nature Conservancey News, May/June 1997, 1997. View Full Record
Northland College, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Horizons, Published quarterly (?), Ashland, ser. View Full Record
Northland College, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Horizons Nearing, Ashalnd. View Full Record
Novitzki, R. P., Introduction to Wisconsin Wetlands, Madison, 1979. View Full Record
Rowe and Schrank, Hey, Can I Eat This?, Lake Tides, Vol. 37, #1, Winter 2012, Stevens Point, 2012. View Full Record
Weist, William, Summary Appraisals of the Nation's Ground-Water Resources--Great Lakes Region, US, Dept. of the Interir, Geological Survey, Professional Paper 813-J, Washington, 1978. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources Committee of State Agencies, Natural Resources of Wisconsin, Reprinted from 1964 Wisconsin Blue Book, Madison, 1964. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, Madison. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, Issues 1981 to date., Madison. View Full Record
Zaporozec, Alexander, Groundwater Levels in Wisconsin, WI Geological & Nat Hist Survey, Educ. Series 15: Series includes a summer for 199101993, and annual summaries for 1994-1999., Madison, 1999. View Full Record