The story of The boundary waters is the story of individuals coming together to protect this unique place
Though the Boundary Waters is officially protected, it faces numerous threats. It needs people like you to help Preserve it and keep it wild
Since 1976 the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been a leading voice for the ongoing protection, preservation and restoration of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Our supporters defend the Boundary Waters against activities that erode its wilderness character and work to ensure that the BWCAW, Superior National Forest and Quetico-Superior ecosystem are managed according to sound ecological principles.
Currently, we’re at the frontline in the fight against the copper-sulfide mines that have been proposed at the doorsteps of the Boundary Waters. Through mobilizing citizens and initiating legislative and legal action, we are determined to keep this toxic industry out of Minnesota.
We believe advocacy is a broad endeavor, and that the future of the wilderness depends on passionate people and getting next generation and diverse people involved in wilderness