Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

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…

A Walk in the Woods: How the 52 Hike Challenge Saved My 2020

By Kate Wright | December 17, 2020

A Walk in the Woods: How the 52 Hike Challenge Saved My 2020 After a nearly decade-long hiatus away from the St. Croix Valley, I found myself constantly seeking out…

Giving Thanks

By Sophia Patane | November 25, 2020

Forestry As we reflect on all we have to be thankful for, we can’t help but think of you-the wonderful community of members, donors, volunteers, and river lovers that care…

Finding Phragmites

By Sophia Patane | November 11, 2020

Finding Phragmites Imagine a grass that can grow to heights of 12 to 20 feet. For invasive phragmites, the sky might seem to be the limit, which makes monitoring efforts…

Play in a Park: A Family Adventure in Mammoth Cave

By Sophia Patane | October 22, 2020

Written by Bethany Cox, Director of Development.   Getting out safely during a global pandemic to have a family adventure seems unrealistic. And yet, the Cox family needed to get…

Wild, Scenic, and Vulnerable: New Reports Highlight the Health of the St. Croix

By Sophia Patane | October 14, 2020

In the 1960s, “Save Our St. Croix” was a rallying cry for those who cherished the river that forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. This cry, together with the…

Branching Out: What’s New with My St. Croix Woods

By Sophia Patane | September 30, 2020

In honor of the launch of the new My St. Croix Woods website, we sat down with the Wild Rivers Conservancy’s Forestry Program Coordinator Nikki Henger to learn more about…