Interview with Boundary Waters filmmaker Carl Martin

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Martin’s second BWCAW video, posted this week, features wildlife, water, and lots of laughs. [...]

Report from the Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

Watch Tim Bristol's talk online

Tim Bristol, Trout Unlimited’s Alaska director, recently toured Minnesota to talk about forests, watersheds, and mining. [...]

Scale of Twin Metals mine proposal grows dramatically

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Estimates of the mineral reserves contained in the company’s deposit have been increased by 19 percent. [...]

A season for transition

Visiting Sigurd Olson's Listening Point

Stepping away from my full-time role as the Friends’ Communications Director. [...]

Video: Autumn in the Boundary Waters

Alex Horner has produced another beautiful short film expressing the peace of a wilderness canoe trip. [...]

Details from the Trail — introducing the new Firegrate Review

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Our new canoe country chapbook features stories from the Boundary Waters. [...]

Rep.-elect Nolan plans to start fresh on land exchange effort

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New Eighth-district Congressman says his predecessor’s bill will be scrapped in favor of a balanced solution. [...]

Studying the BWCAW and experiencing the wonder of wilderness

A group of students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire traveled to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last month to study biology; of course, they also experienced beauty and the joys of working as a team in a challenging wilderness environment.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram newspaper’s reporter Rob Hanson accompanied the group, and wrote [...]

Two writers criticize land exchange legislation

View from Oberg Trail

View from Oberg Trail (photo courtesy Superior National Forest)

Congress adjourned for a recess on Sept. 21 until after the November election — without any companion legislation being introduced to Rep. Chip Cravaack’s H.R. 5544, regarding school trust lands in the Superior National Forest.

It is still possible that Senators Klobuchar or Franken will [...]

Campfire restrictions lifted in BWCAW

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Campfires and charcoal- and wood-burning stoves are again permitted across the Superior National Forest, due to cooler temperatures and shorter days.

All areas of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are also open again, with areas that had been closed to travel due to wildfires re-opened.

More information is available on the Superior National Forest [...]