John Heusinkveld

Feature Contributor

John is Assistant Director of UWSP Treehaven, in charge of educational programming. He is a graduate of University of Iowa (BA) and University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (MS).  John has worked on native prairie restoration, Peregrine Falcon reintroductions, Wisconsin Wild River Management, Wisconsin Fisheries, Raptor Rehabilitation, and a broad scope of natural resource, outdoor adventure and environmental education for schools, colleges, and for all ages. He is an avid fisherman, canoer and hunter.

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Warmer temperatures are bringing out more wildlife.  Today John Heusingveld, Assistant Director of UW Stevens Point’s Treehaven, discusses the many views on the humble porcupine.

This week’s cold front has many of us in the Northwoods ready for spring. 

But John Heusinkveld, Assistant Director of UW Stevens Point’s Treehaven, has some ideas for surviving and embracing a long winter.  

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At the tail end of winter, many animals are still struggling to find food as we wait for green leaves to grow.  WXPR Contributor John Heusinkveld of UWSP’s Treehaven has this reflection on how a harsh winter may have a big impact on the deer population.