UMD RSOP offers these events. Go to umdrsop.org
- Evening Ice, ice climbing in Chester Park, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays through February. Cost: $25. Register by 4 p.m. day of event.
- Free Ski and Snowshoe Saturday, Feb. 22 and Feb. 29. Try skiing or snowshoeing. Gear available to check out at Bagley Nature Area classroom. Cost: $3, free for UMD students.
Fly tying class, 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, Superior Fly Angler, 310 Belknap, Superior. Every Saturday features a different pattern or type of fly. All tools and materials provided. Cost: $10. Call 715- 395-9520 for required registration; space limited.
Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. This is a joint meeting with Gitche Gumee TU. Speakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin DNR on topics such as: Nebagamon Creek restoration, Blackhoof River access, trout management in lakes and streams. Social at 6 p.m.
Western Lake Superior Trolling Association, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Mr. D's, 5622 Grand Ave. Topic: Year round boat maintenance. Free.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Hayward, offers these events. Free. Call 715-634-4821 or 715-264-2511.
- Mukwanago Ski & Social, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.
- Morgan Falls Candlelight Hike, 5:30-8 p.m. March 7. Meet at Morgan Falls/St. Peter's Dome trailhead.
McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Room S-260, on the second floor of the Administration and Student Services Building at Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road. Speaker: Dr. Michael Joyce on the current status of the fisher population in Minnesota. Free.
St. Louis River Alliance Winter Walk, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Wisconsin Point. Park in lot no. 1 at Wisconsin Point. Bring your own lunch. Go to eventbrite.com/e/slra-winter-walk-tickets to register. Free, donations welcome.
2020 Winter League trap shooting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, Superior Trap Club, 5642 WI-35, Superior. Other dates are: March 8, March 22 and banquet on April 5. Club is open on league days for open shooting so no league participation needed to come shoot this winter. Call Steve at 218-393-4239.
Courage Kenny offers these events. Go to allinahealth.org/adaptivesports for more information.
- 2020 Great Lake Mono Ski & Race Camp at Spirit Mountain, Feb. 26-28.
Dog Sledding Adventure Day, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15, in Frendenberg Township, 10 miles north of Duluth. Held in partnership with Positive Energy Outdoors.
- Arrowhead Youth Games, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7, UMD Field House.
- Fishing Tournament, June 6. Driftwood Estates campground, Fish Lake.
- Annual Shoot for Fun, Sept. 11-23, Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.
Lost Forest/Master Woodland Owner classes start soon at Sugarloaf Cove. The North Shore Stewardship Association and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting a special series of classes for North Shore landowners. Participants will learn about the history of our North Shore forests, white pine restoration, monitoring deer browse, adapting to climate change and reducing fire risk. The class includes self-paced online session, four woodland tours with a forest professional (very popular and fun!), and three conference calls. The class will conclude with a final in-person gathering in September at Sugarloaf Cove. The first phone/web conference will be held on March 31. The first e-learning module opens on April 2. The first in-person field tour will be at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on June 12. A full syllabus is available at sugarloafnorthshore.org/forest-restoration/lostforest-2. Register at MWOP.umn.edu. (You will be redirected to a University of MN Extension website). A rate of $275 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. The fee also includes a site visit to the participant’s woodland property, if interested, by one of the instructors.
The River Talk series, 7 p.m. March 3, April 8 and May 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Drive, Superior. The March 3 talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/4uz720. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog for a summary.
Lacing Workshop, lace your own snowshoes or snowshoe-laced heirloom wooden chair. This workshop, recommended for adults and for ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult) meets for two consecutive sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7-8, at the Visitor Center. Note: Participants must attend both days. The Urban Snowshoe: $130; Ojibwe Style Snowshoes: $140.00; heirloom wood chair: $250. This fee includes the kit and materials, along with refreshments and hardy snacks. Varnish is not included. Bring a sack lunch. Workshops need a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12 participants. Class size is limited and preregistration is required by Feb. 27 to ensure materials arrive in time. Call for sizing. Call Gooseberry Falls at 218-595-7108, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.