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 [...]

Humans might have lived in the Boundary Waters area much earlier than previously thought

A Knife Lake artifact

An archaeology project on Knife Lake has indicated that people were living in what is now the Boundary Waters very shortly after the glaciers receded. New tests will be performed on artifacts recovered from the site, seeking to prove that they date to at least 10,000 years ago.

The research team, headed up by Professor [...]