BWCA

Forest Service wishes to trade (and sell) land in BWCA

Forest Service staffer said the proposed land trade is “the first step in a process that will also include a federal purchase of state lands.” Here is the map that shows School Trust Land (Managed by the State MN DNR) within the BWCA that is to be 1. partially sold and 2. (30,000 acres of) […]

Defining “Wilderness Management”

What does “conservation” mean in today’s world? What is “wildlife management,” and does it have a place in a “protected wild/natural place”? Great philosophical discussions on NPR, with focus on Isle Royal and BWCA: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/03/daily-circuit-wilderness-act?from=dc past topics: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/19/daily-circuit-wolf-debate

Friends of BWCA vs. Mining Industry: At Odds

The bill passed the house vote as of a few hours ago . . . According to the Duluth News Tribune: The bill … requires implementation of the act within 30 days of receiving requests. … it also reduces the amount of time, and limits the circumstances, under which anyone can file suit in federal […]

No longer are the days when you can “get away” up north . . .

Supreme Court allows AT&T to build a 450-foot cell phone tower on the edge of the BWCAW. See story HERE. ALSO of concern to BWCA: “Sulfide mining pollution would forever change Minnesota, including the Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, and our economy. Mining Truth is working to help Minnesotans learn about this important issue.” GET INFO […]