Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

Visiting the St. Croix or Namekagon? Don’t Miss These 5 Park Pairings

By Sophia Patane | June 11, 2021

Visiting the St. Croix or Namekagon? Don’t Miss These 5 Park Pairings       Trego Nature Trail + The Dock Coffee (Trego, Wisconsin) Trail length: 2.8 miles Notable trail…

Rangers of the Riverway: Charlie

By Sophia Patane | May 26, 2021

Rangers of the Riverway: Charlie Get to know the rangers that work in and around the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway  in our new, quarterly “Rangers of the Riverway” series! …

A New Chapter Begins for the St. Croix River Association

By Sophia Patane | May 13, 2021

Forestry           Nestled between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the St. Croix and Namekagon form the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 255 miles of clean water flowing through…

A Handy Guide to Permanently Protecting your Woodlands

By Sophia Patane | April 29, 2021

Forestry Did you know your woodlands have a superpower? With over 2,000 miles of tributary waterways and a 7,800 square mile watershed, woodlands might not be the first thing that…

Springing Ahead with the River

By Sophia Patane | March 22, 2021

Forestry Springtime is a welcome sight in the Riverway, but winter still feels like a close companion as pieces of ice parade their way downstream.  During this time of year,…

Explore the Namekagon with Wild Rivers Conservancy’s Three-Day Paddles

By Sophia Patane | February 22, 2021

Forestry Many people have found solace in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during the uncertainties of 2020. For participants in the Wild Rivers Conservancy Namekagon Three-Day Paddles, the solace…

Meet Our Board: Stu Neville

By Sophia Patane | February 22, 2021

Forestry It’s no understatement to say that the Namekagon River flows through the life of Stu Neville. As an Wild Rivers Conservancy Board member, Stu brings a unique perspective on…

Wild Watershed: Animal Tracks

By Sophia Patane | February 10, 2021

Forestry by Jeremiah Walters, Wild Rivers Conservancy Naturalist There are many ways to see wild animals in the St. Croix River watershed, but you may find yourself looking for the…

Nature Journaling in the Riverway

By Sophia Patane | January 28, 2021

Forestry Around the same time I moved to the Riverway a few years ago, I picked up a copy of Clare Walker Leslie’s The Curious Nature Guide at a bookstore…

Finding Peace in Our Park

By Sophia Patane | December 28, 2020

Forestry Deb Ryun, Executive Director When did you visit? “I return to it often.” “Biking, hiking or driving on the back roads of the Fish Lake Wildlife area is a…