We are team Zaaga’igan based out of Duluth, Minnesota. We are three students from the West coast with backgrounds in astrobiology, engineering, and wildlife conservation. Our respective research projects investigate how sulfur, methylmercury, and industrial mining affect the growth of manoomin across Minnesota.
Our mentors this summer are Nathan Johnson, who is a Civil Engineering professor at the Univ. Of Minnesota Duluth and Nancy Schuldt, the Water Projects Coordinator at Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Our data is compiled from the Johnson Lab, Fond Du Lac resource management division, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Nathan Johnson, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Civil Engineering, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
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Fond Du Lac Resource Management
At Fond Du Lac, we worked with Mike Schrage on tracking wolves. We replaced SD cards on trail cameras and put down bait to lure the wolves. Animals of all types came searching for the bait including foxes and bears. Pictured above are two pictures of the same wolf caught on one of the trail cameras and a bear.