Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trust for Public Land: Protecting Gaul Island

Trust for Public Land: Protecting Gaul Island

How a collaborative effort is transferring private land to public stewardship. By Alissa Johnson In the summer of 2010, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) received an inquiry from the Listening Point Foundation. The owners of a 15-acre island across from Listening Point had notified the Foundation that they intended to sell their property. Gaul…

YMCA Camp Warren Turns 85

YMCA Camp Warren Turns 85

About two hours north of the Twin Cities, YMCA Camp Warren sits on Half Moon Lake near Eveleth, Minnesota. Once a summer home for the Warren Family, the land is now a second home to 85 years worth of summer campers. The Warren Family’s 1880s New England style lodge—affectionately called Homaji—is now the cornerstone of…

Working Together to Protect Wilderness

Working Together to Protect Wilderness

The Summer Issue of Wilderness News is in the mail and now online. The theme is Working Together to Protect Wilderness — check out a few highlights below.   What’s Inside: Voices for the North Country Readers respond to Wilderness News Read More > A New Model for Partnership Meet the Wolf Lake Citizen’s Monitoring Group. Together…

Book Review: Bound for the Barrens

Book Review: Bound for the Barrens

Bound for the Barrens By Ernest Oberholtzer Edited by Jean Sandford Replinger Mallard Island Books 2012 $19.95 Reviewed by Michael Peake. Originally published in Che-Mun, The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing This remarkable journey at the end of the classic era of land-based travel in the north was not published until 2001 when the lavish…

Proposed Legislation Could Undermine the Wilderness Act and the Protection of Wilderness

Proposed Legislation Could Undermine the Wilderness Act and the Protection of Wilderness

On the surface, two proposed pieces of legislation appear unrelated to wilderness protection. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act seeks “to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.” The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act was designed to provide “operational control” for border security on federal public and tribal lands within 100 miles…

Keep it Wild, Keep it Free

Voices for the North Country: Readers respond to Wilderness News How fortunate we are in North America to have wild public lands where we can camp, travel and be part of wild nature. We might imagine that these areas are wild because they were set aside in a pristine condition for future generations to enjoy.…

Meet Andrew Steiner

Quetico Superior Foundation Board Member Profile Please tell us what your involvement with the Quetico Superior Foundation means to you: The region holds many of my fondest memories. I find serenity in the isolation, beauty, and physical exertion associated with my visits to the Boundary Waters. It is my favorite place. My father first took…

A New Model for Partnership

A New Model for Partnership

By Alissa Johnson Meet the Wolf Lake Citizen’s Monitoring Group. Together with the Forest Service, they’re proving that private landowners and the government can work together to care for land. The relationship between the Wolf Lake Citizen’s Monitoring Group and the U.S. Forest Service started in an all too familiar way: in court. In 1997,…

Volunteer at Voyageurs National Park

This September, get an inside look at Minnesota’s only National Park and help park rangers complete important conservation projects. Voyageur’s National Park is hosting its 2012 Volunteer Rendezvous on September 7 and 8, and nature lovers of all ages are invited to sign up for one or both days.Continue Reading

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