Democracy in Action Forum

Last Thursday Carlton County Lands Stewards spoke at forums at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica.   Stewards Rita Vavrosky and Janaki Fisher-Merritt joined Randel Hanson, Atina Diffley, Tracy Smetana, and Becky Lourey to educate people about the Sandpiper route and why it is incompatible with farming in Carlton County.  Each speaker addressed a…

Public Forum on Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

Democracy in Action: Voicing Your Opinion on Pipelines, Food and Community Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 FORUM I:      3-5pm, Weber Hall, UMD FORUM II:       7-9pm, Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica Speakers discussing the proposed Enbridge Pipeline and  how it affects you! The proposed Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline would create an entirely…

Breaking News

This morning, the Carlton County Board ratified a deal with Enbridge Energy on a new route for the Sandpiper pipeline that had been slated to cross new land in the eastern half of Carlton County. The new route proposal more closely follows existing utility corridors, including power lines and Enbridge’s existing pipeline corridor. This deal…

Caroline’s Family

Byron and I grew up on dairy farms here in Wrenshall.  We have been married for 30 years.  We have 3 wonderful sons and 5 beautiful grandkids.  We have always wanted our own farm and that happened the summer of 2012.  Our oldest son Adam, an Iraqi War Veteran, came home from Iraq, finished his…

The Sterles

                      We are Sandy and Craig Sterle living in Blackhoof Township for over 30 years.  We have a variety of plants, animals, birds, and water on land, which quickly rolls between high and low.  I realize we are not owners, so much as stewards of…

Its time to PIPE UP!

Enbridge Energy has proposed a new oil pipeline right through some of the most productive farm and forestlands in Carlton County and across virgin wetlands and waterways. The Carlton County Land Stewards is a grassroots group of families, farmers, landowners, and individuals that opposes the creation of this new route. All it takes is 5…

Spectrum Farm

The Sandpiper Pipeline is poised to cut a 120 foot swath out of the middle of our sugarbush.  For the past 12 years we have heeded the call to gather sap and make syrup from the forest we steward.   We are careful to give each tree a rest when it needs one, and to tap…