NERR Celebrates One Year

By KBJR News 1

December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 9:04 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northlands NewsCenter) -- An organization that does research in Oceanic and Freshwater resources celebrated a year of study today.

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve's territory spans more than 16,000 acres along the St. Louis River and promotes research, stewardship and education about Lake Superior.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designated the Wisconsin land last October. Reserve Manager, Ralph Gurano says they have a wide focus.

"Things that we're really focusing on are invasive species, sediment transport, fate and delivery in the estuary and contaminants. We're really interested in the impact of climate change on all of those things."

Garono says they would like to get students more involved in this research. He says opportunities for undergraduates and high school students could become available, providing an excellent chance to work alongside scientists.

Jordan Weinand