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Tiffany M. Dutcher • Highway 51 and Hoepker Road – Dane County. Photo by Thomas Ferrella.

Roadside memorials are everywhere. Yet few people see them for what they are.

The view down the Wisconsin River from Cactus Bluff in Ferry Bluff State Natural Area. Millions of years ago this valley was carved to a depth of over 600 feet by an ancient river. The last major glaciation deposited as much as 300 feet of sand and gravel, resulting in the broad floodplain and terraces that characterize the Lower Wisconsin River valley today. Photo by Eric Carson.

Geologist Eric Carson's discovery of an ancient river in Wisconsin will change the way we think about rivers in North America.

Wild ginseng plants in eastern Iowa County. Wild-simulated plants sown from responsibly gathered seeds, lightly cultivated and sustainably harvested on long rotations in private woodlands, can help wild ginseng populations rebound from over harvesting and poaching. Photo by Jerry Davis.

What we know—and don't know—about a popular medicinal herb found on forest floors across Wisconsin. 

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