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Everyone knows the Boundary Waters is a fisherman’s — and woman’s — paradise. Be that though it may, you can’t just cast your lure anywhere. It’s critical to be selective where you spend your time fishing. Learn how to find those magic spots and come home with a lunker!
The hiking trails in the Boundary Waters are NOT like your typical trails. They are the real deal. In many places you are barely able to tell there is a trail at all. You can’t just let your mind wander and hike on cruise control. You have to pay attention to where you are, otherwise you might find yourself turned around, confused and scrambling to retrace your steps.
The MPCA tried to steamroll science and do a big favor for a polluting industry. When the regulators are cozy with the polluters, it’s up to the people to take action. In an open letter from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and 30 other organizations, we ask Governor Walz to stay the permits and investigate the MPCA.
It's not unreasonable to expect agencies like the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to work in the interest of clean water and the people of the state. Instead, the MPCA colluded to subvert the clean water standards they have been tasked to protect.
Author and canoe lover Cliff Jacobson sits down for an interview to talk about his experience in the Boundary Waters, his new book and what’s next for this paddling legend.
PolyMet and Twin Metals, the two companies seeking to open copper-sulfide mines in Minnesota are shell companies controlled by larger corporations: Glencore and Antofagasta, respectively. Who are these corporate citizens? What is their history and how have they conducted business? A look into the recent history of these companies reveals a long pattern of abuse, pollution, corruption, and misuse of power.
Don Fraser (1924 - 2019) was a politician with rare moral courage. For those of us who love the wilderness and treasure the BWCAW, Fraser will always be remembered as one of the great champions of the Boundary Waters. Despite the enormous political costs, he was instrumental in bringing full wilderness protection to the Boundary Waters. Doing so cost him votes, it probably cost him the Senate seat. But he put his conscience before his career.
What kind of camera equipment should you bring to the Boundary Waters? There’s a lot of accessories and gadgets to sort through, but these are the five things every photographer needs to bring to the Boundary Waters.
Small children and water seem like two things that shouldn’t be combined. However, with a little preparation and some patients, some of the best family adventures out there take place with young children in a canoe, on the water, in the Boundary Waters.
If sulfide mining, the most polluting industry in the country, comes to Minnesota, the state doesn’t have the laws or safeguards in place to regulate this toxic industry. There are no standards the industry must meet when it comes to clean water, land reclamation, containing the toxic mining waste, and so on. Further, there are no legal consequences.