Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

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…

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…