Posts tagged History of the BWCA
40 YEARS OF THE BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

The creation of BWCAW was mired in controversy. The disputes surrounding the 1978 bill that gave the area full wilderness protection may have died down, but tensions still exists between those who advocate for wilderness for its own sake and those who see an economic opportunity in the land. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the act is a reminder that the wilderness needs friends, it needs people like you to advocate for it.

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