La Verendrye Provincial Park

Named for an early explorer, LaVerendrye Provincial Park offers backcountry camping, and a walk on the Canadian side. LaVerendrye is a Waterway Provincial Park spanning the distance from Saganaga Lake at …


Shirley Peruniak

Preserving the Quetico Wilderness through Writing, Teaching, Mentoring Shirley Peruniak answered the phone one early April afternoon at her home in Sharbot Lake, Ontario, and agreed to talk about her life …


Rare Species Watch: The Three-Toed Woodpecker

The 1999 blowdown in the BWCAW damaged many acres of undisturbed boreal forest, destroying the nesting habitats for
many species of birds. The Three-toed Woodpecker, (Picoides tridactylus) however, is benefiting from this disturbance twofold. Their preferred habitat is disturbed areas within coniferous forests, but recentlyburned conifers are an added attraction. Damaged conifers become home to many insects, and this abundant food source attracts Three-toed Woodpeckers.

The Cabin at Listening Point

By Bob Olson; 1974 Photo by Al Cooper Grey with age, flanked by a granite chimney, nestled in the woods beside a great moss and lichen covered boulder, the little cabin …


Learning From the Quetico Burns

Our Summer, 2000 issue reported the plan for controlled burns to be administered in Quetico Provincial Park in the fall of 2000. The results of the burns at Polaris, Knife, and …


Prescribed Burns Begin in and Near BWCA

A total of 1,000 acres underwent prescribed burns this fall, 360 of which were within the BWCA. Plans called for burning more than 4,000 BWCA acres this year, and all areas not completed are now on hold until 2002. These include top-priority sections totaling 5,200 acres in the Magnetic Lake and Kekekabic Lake areas, as well as 300 acres near Dogleg Lake.

Wilderness News Fall 2001

The Fall 2001 issue of Wilderness News is in the mail and online. Download a PDF here >                 HIGHLIGHTS: Prescribed Burns Begin in …