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Poem: Listening by Larry Christianson

LISTENING . . . Listening . . . to wilderness wind sweeping through forest and across water, speaking with wisdom for all who pause. In the distracting clamor of modern life, and the numbing noise of busyness. Listening . . . to inner voices struggling to break free of new anxieties and old burdens, whispering…

BOOK REVIEW North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast

BOOK REVIEW North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast

By Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer Published by University of Minnesota Press Reviewed by Stephanie Hemphill A book of more than 500 pages invites comparison to the Bible. North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast is like a bible in some ways: it is vast in scope, thought-provoking, and poetic in places. It…

Cultivating Stewardship in Northern Minnesota

Cultivating Stewardship in Northern Minnesota

By Alissa Johnson A new program in northern Minnesota aims to connect people with a passion for the northwoods with opportunities to take care of the places they love, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A volunteer board of directors has been working with input from Forest Service liaisons to create a nonprofit organization…

Meet Jake Richie

Quetico Superior Foundation Board member since 2011 Please tell us what your involvement with the Quetico Superior Foundation means to you. It is a privilege to work with a passionate group of individuals who care so much about preserving the Quetico-Superior Region. It is an extremely rewarding feeling to be involved in helping that process,…

On Going Outside in the Timely Arrival of Spring

On Going Outside in the Timely Arrival of Spring

An essay by Siri Linquist Fair warning: this is a call to arms; within a short address to the love I have for canoe trips. This is written in postscript to the 12 years I spent with Camp Widjiwagan, the loveliest of places in the summer hours. The blue sky, the sound of the wind…

The Wonder of Winter Camping

The Wonder of Winter Camping

By Bear Paulsen Why would anyone go camping in the winter? From my experience ‘insane’ is the most frequent adjective applied to those of us who willingly camp in the winter. The general public uniformly believes winter campers to be crazy masochists. Most people cannot fathom what would possess someone to trade shelter and warmth…

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