Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Tracking the American Marten, a Wisconsin Endangered Mustelid

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Course Title:Tracking the American Marten, a Wisconsin Endangered Mustelid

(Course qualifies for Master Naturalist continuing education)

This class is full and we will only be accepting registration for a future American Marten class.  If you are interested please complete a registration form and send it to us without the fee.


Dates:   Wed, Thurs, Fri, January 17, 18, 19, 2018

Time:  17th and 18th –9AM-12PM; 19th—9AM-1:00PM

Location:  17th– Iron County Forestry Highway Dept conference room, 607 3rd Ave. North,      Hurley

        18th-Mercer Library, 2648W Margaret St., Mercer

        19th-Meet at Mercer Library—tracking field trip

Course fee:  $35 with a $5 discount if registered by Jan. 3rd.

Objectives: Deep in the heart of Iron County in Northern Wisconsin, the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department, along with local high school students, are investigating the linkage between forest types, soils, water, and wildlife.  Through hands-on research the team has been studying Wisconsin’s State endangered American Marten and its habitat, home range, and behavior.  This session will introduce you to the fascinating natural history of the Am. Marten as well as a sharing of data collected about marten habitat and the importance of forested wetlands.   Continue reading

Cross Country Ski Instruction

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Course Title:  Cross Country Ski Instruction

Course No. 18W09

Dates:  Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25, 2018

Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM

This class is now full.  Since it filled so quickly FeU is working on scheduling another class in February.  We need to coordinate with the instructor and ABR to make it work.  Fill out a registration form or call us(715-561-3098 or 715-476-2881) and we will add your name to the next course offering. Keep checking this site for updates.

Location: ABR Ski Area, E5299 West Pioneer Rd., Ironwood, MI 49938, 906-932-3502, ABR Ski Website

Course Fee: $45 (minus $5 if registration received by Jan. 9); Scholarships available


Objectives:  At the conclusion of this course, students will understand the basics of both diagonal stride and skate style skiing, as regards both technique and equipment.  They will be able to stand comfortably on skis, compress each ski and grip the snow, kick off and then repeat with the opposite leg.  They will be able to glide forward on the gliding ski after their kick, maintaining balance, as they shift their weight forward over the gliding ski.  They will be able to engage their poles at the proper time and push, assisting forward movement. Continue reading