A Final Farewell to the Best Summer Job I’ve Ever Had

by Riley Steinbrenner Goodbyes are hard, especially when it comes to saying them to people you’ve lived with and developed friendships with over the past two-and-a-half months. (Seriously, where did the time go?!) And so, I’d like to start off Read More …

Stuck Between a Hand Drill and a Hard Place

by Riley Steinbrenner It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost two weeks since I arrived at Trout Lake Station! After battling the big waves of Johnson Lake with Susan and Adam, I realized I never formally introduced myself. So… Read More …

Summer Intern Reflects on the Trout Lake Experience

We had the pleasure this summer to welcome Anna Krieg to a summer spent living, working and playing in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. To say the lake-studded landscape was new to the Arizona resident would be an understatement. We think we made Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Putting Aquatic Plant IQ to the Test

This summer, Anna Krieg, an undergraduate at Arizona State University, will spend a few months in a much wetter habitat as the CFL’s summer outreach intern at our Trout Lake Station. These are her Notes from the Northwoods: by Anna Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Launching a Study on Shoreline Development

This summer, Anna Krieg, an undergraduate at Arizona State University, will spend a few months in a much wetter habitat as the CFL’s summer outreach intern at our Trout Lake Station. Here’s Anna’s first Note from the Northwoods: by Anna Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Can Native Bugs Take Out Invasive Plants?

by AnnaKay Kruger Joe Bevington leans over the side of the boat and eyes the dense weeds in the water below us, watching green, long-feathered arms of Eurasian water milfoil move indolently with the current. The UW-Madison undergraduate wields a Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Wading to Trip

by AnnaKay Kruger Michaela Kromrey clips herself into her bulky waders, fitting the straps over her shoulders and sealing herself into their protective rubber lining. We’ve dropped anchor near the shore of Jute Lake, and waves whip the side of Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Heavy Lifting on Sparkling Lake

by AnnaKay Kruger “Well, that was an adventure!” says Aaron O’Connell, a UW-Plateville undergraduate, looking down at his bare feet as he steps gingerly across the gravel driveway. In one hand he carries his sodden shoes, and like me, he Read More …