Located on the St. Louis River Estuary in Superior, Wisconsin

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve works in partnership to improve the understanding of Lake Superior’s coast and estuaries. We address issues affecting the watershed through integration of research, education, outreach and stewardship.

River Towns: Landscapes and Livelihoods

St. Louis River Summit

Join us for the 9th Annual St. Louis River Summit on March 5-6, 2019 at Yellowjacket Union on the UW-Superior campus.

Submit Abstracts by February 6
Register by February 18

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overview of dowtown Superior, WI and Lake Superior
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Green Visions: An Informal Setting for Discourse about River Management

Feb 13th, 2019, KUMD 103.3 Duluth Public Radio

Nature Play at the Estuarium

Jan 16th, 2019, WDSE WRPT

WPR climate change discussion features Reserve staff

Oct 19th, 2018, Hear Me Out, Wisconsin Public Radio

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Upcoming Events

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Lake Superior Estuarium

a better future

The Lake Superior Estuarium, our new public interpretive center, creates a better future through community, collaboration and place-based education.

students using interactive map table at Lake Superior Reserve Learning Center