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    Designs for Steger Wilderness Center Forge Ahead

    In August of 2016, third-year Architecture students were challenged with one of the program’s largest and most innovative projects yet: to design a brand new dining hall for the Steger Wilderness Center.
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    Old-fashion Horse Sense

    Logs raced across the forest floor at the Steger Center last summer like anacondas in overdrive. Will Steger was exploring again. This time it was with a type of logging new to the Center but old in its method. Machines [...]
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    2018 Residents Program – Invitation for Applications

    Friends,I am writing to invite applications to the Steger Wilderness Center Residents Program, described below, for this coming summer of 2018.Please pass along this letter to anyone you think may be interested [...]
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    Generations of Partnerships

    A new thread began a tapestry 55 years ago at the University of St. Thomas. Will Steger showed up for his first day of class. Since then, teachers and students, mentors and friends, institutions and organizations, have [...]
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    Introducing our Board Members

     Forming a nonprofit board is serious work and no different than forming any team. Once you commit to your team, there’s no turning back. The board members at the Wilderness Center are a team of extraordinary [...]

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