Wolves are vital to the function of a healthy ecosystem because of their role as an apex predator.

As seen in Yellowstone National Park, the absence of wolves has a trickle-down effect on all species in the ecosystem, including plants and even the landscape.

Join our Into the Outdoors Adventure Team members as they talk with an ecologist to learn more about the impact wolves have on Yellowstone National Park.

The relationship we have with wolves today stems from a long history of misunderstanding wolves.

By learning about wolf behavior and how human actions historically impacted their way of life, we can begin to understand the events that followed from a new perspective.

Join our Into the Outdoors Adventure Team as they meet up with a wildlife expert from the Ojibwe tribe to learn more about our history with wolves.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, Adventure Team members, Zach and Mya, dive deep into the history and identity of wolves.

They talk with a variety of environmental experts about the relationships with wolves in different ecosystems as well as the cultural significance to the Ojibwe tribe.

Viewers will learn along with Zach and Mya as they find out if the big bad wolf is actually bad or a big help to the environment.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, Adventure Team member, Zach, heads out into his community to learn more about sustainability and his role in creating a healthier environment.

He investigates the causal relationships among humans, wildlife and the environment to learn about human impact on our planet.

Viewers learn along with Zach as he talks with wildlife experts, volunteers and corporate professionals to learn about the importance of sustainability at the individual, community and corporate levels.

What is corporate sustainability?

Corporate sustainability is when large businesses focus on lowering their environmental impact to protect wildlife and the environment.

But what does this look like in action?

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he heads to Quad to learn about the circular economy and the role large corporate businesses play
in protecting our planet.

But that’s not all! We’ll also hear from a young environmental steward about how to get involved as an individual in corporate sustainability.

How do our actions as an individual impact the environment and wildlife?

Well, we may only be one person, but our actions matter. Our actions have causal relationships with the environment, so it’s important to take responsibility and practice good sustainability and stewardship!

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he learns about how our daily habits impact wildlife in our communities and the environment as a whole. No matter
where you live, your actions have an impact on the environment.

Wetland habitats are great natural resources for wildlife, crops and even carbon sequestration. Preserving these natural habitats benefits both wildlife, humans and the environment. Join us as we learn more about how private landowners in the Prairie Potholes region are preserving these habitats through conservation efforts.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, we’re taking you to South Dakota to learn about how wetland habitats are being protected on both public and private lands. Join Into the Outdoors Adventure Team members Zach and Gracie as they tag along on a youth duck hunt to see first-hand how hunting supports conservation efforts. Surprised? We’re just getting started! Come along as we learn more about our nation's wetlands and how we can bring conservation into our own backyards.

Hold onto your hats because this fact might just blow you away! Did you know that hunting waterfowl actually helps protect our wetland habitats? In fact, funding from hunting licenses is one of the biggest contributors to wetland conservation. And thanks to the new two-tier license system in South Dakota, getting involved in duck hunting just got easier!

Join us as we learn about the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and how youth duck hunters are getting involved in conservation efforts.

After being gone for over 130 years, the Omashkooz (an Ojibwe word for Elk) now roam the forest regions of Wisconsin in large numbers. Watch this video to find out how and why the Native American tribes were involved in the effort to bring them back.