Eric Hansen’s op-ed essays reflect a bedrock belief that thoughtful conservation consciousness leads to healthy ecosystems -- and is as fundamental to the wellness of our world as treating people, all people, with respect.
His essays have earned honors ranging from a first place for newspaper conservation and environment writing from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America to a first place for commentary/editorial from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
It was a big trout. A good trout. A good, big trout.
Metallic sulfide mine proposals in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
threaten the iconic Coaster Brook Trout.
Chicago Tribune (PDF)
Winter is Lake Michigan's showiest and finest hour
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (PDF)
Copenhagen, Climate Change and Common Sense
Conservation in Wisconsin
Lake Effect program on WUWM public radio - Listen online
or read a version (PDF) that ran in the Madison Cap Times newspaper.
Tar Sands Protest:
'When Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things'
Listen to this essay on Lake Effect
or read it as it ran on Common Dreams (PDF)
Rushing mine permits puts water at risk
Wisconsin's pristine waters merit due diligence, thoughtful protection.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (PDF) or listen to an expanded assessment of the regional risk to Lake Superior and the headwaters of the Upper Great Lakes on Lake Effect
Behind Wisconsin’s Wildlife Story:
A Remarkable Migration of the Human Heart
Listen to it on Lake Effect
or read a version that ran in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper (PDF)
Listen to this essay about watching the moon rise over Lake Michigan and contemplating those that were here before us on Lake Effect