Stephanie Hemphill is a writer with deep roots in northern Minnesota. Currently co-editor of Agate, an online magazine about nature, science and conservation in Minnesota and the surrounding Great Lakes Region, she previously covered the statewide environmental beat for Minnesota Public Radio. She has written about moose and wolves, bats and bacteria, wild rice and coaster brook trout. Her work has been recognized with numerous regional and national awards. She and her husband tend their 80-acre woods near Duluth.