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In defending the Boundary Waters from the Trump Administration, lawyers for Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness filed motion, asking the judge to vacate — or overturn — the Department of Interior’s reinstatement of Twin Metals’ leases.
Feeling scrappy? In the age of ultra-light kevlar canoes, $500 raincoats, and titanium stoves that cost more than a week’s worth of groceries, some people are put off by the cost of a wilderness adventure. Don’t worry, it’s still easy to get out there on a shoe string budget, we’ll show you how.
Ready to head north and explore the Boundary Water’s more rugged and more wild cousin? Quetico’s beauty is billed as the best canoeing in the world. Learn everything you need to know about exploring this rugged area.
As our lawsuit to protect the BWCA from the Trump administration works its way through the courts, we created this illustrated poster to help lovers of wilderness and clean water get caught up on where we are with in the long fight for Minnesota’s great treasure.
Everyone has their list of favorite lakes and routes in the BWCA. Deciding which entry point to go in at is tough — do you pick an old favorite or somewhere new? Even more baffling is which combination of lakes, rivers, ponds and portage trails will make up your route?
The announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the wetlands permit for PolyMet marked an end to a frustrating and opaque permitting process. Since 2015, the public has learned little about the content of the permit, which allows for the largest permitted destruction of wetlands in Minnesota’s history. The public has not been given the opportunity to comment.
While you wait for the ice to melt, check out these five classic films about adventures in the northland.
Watch Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-California), chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, ask questions into the nefarious nature of the relationship between the Trump administration and Antofagasta.
Friends has partnered with artist and photographer Benjamin Olson, who has set out on an ambitious project to document the effects of climate change in the Boundary Waters and the surrounding ecosystem. Captivated by his work, and by his belief that art is powerful means to create connections and make people feel the magnitude of environmental issues, we are proud to be part of his work.
PolyMet is the snowplow that will clear the way for more sulfide mines in northeastern Minnesota, including Twin Metals and numerous other sulfide mines that are being explored around the Boundary Waters. These mines would permanently damage the water, the wilderness, and the ecosystem that includes the Boundary Waters.