News and Events

Michael Osterholm

The Future of Coldwater Stream Restoration in the Driftless Area

Feb. 15, 2012 

Michael Osterholm, internationally known epidemiologist and science advisor to state and national government agencies, will speak at Luther College on Thursday, Feb. 23 about his avocation: restoration and protection of the cold water trout streams of the Driftless Plains Region of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

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Luther's Natural Areas Walking Trail

Walking Trail Completed, Open to Public

Sept. 8, 2010

The Luther College Natural Areas Walking Trail, a five-mile hiking trail that traverses many of the restored native landscapes on Luther's 800-acre campus, has been completed and is open to the public.

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Biology professor Kirk Larsen at prairie burn

Luther Prairie Burn Preserves Natural Ecosystem

April 8, 2010

Faculty and students of the Luther College biology department conducted a prescribed burn in parts of the college’s Anderson Prairie and Hickory Ridge Woods on Wednesday, March 31, in an effort to maintain and restore the area’s natural ecosystems.

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Biology Club Helps Restore Trout Stream

Luther biology students traveled out to near Dorchester in Allamakee County to property owned by Luther biology alumnus Dr. Michael Osterholm '75 to help with the restoration of Brook Creek by inoculating the new stream with aquatic plants and invertebrates collected from neighboring Duck and Waterloo Creeks.

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Luther Entomologists Meet in Indianapolis

In December 2009 during the meetings of the Entomological Society of America in Indianapolis, a number of Luther biology alumni who are now entomologists gathered for what has become an annual meeting of "Luther Entomologists."

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