Experts go afield to study Wisconsin mine’s impact
TOWN OF ANDERSON, Wis. — Sara Viernum scooped up a small frog as it jumped across a muddy Iron County logging road in a hilltop forest that could one day become the site of a massive open pit mine.
“They’re everywhere,” she said, smiling as she held a spring peeper in the palm of her hand. The tiny frog survives in winter in a near-frozen state until it emerges in spring.
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