Summer 2009 Issue of Wilderness News

wnewssummer2009The Summer 2009 issue of Wilderness News (print edition) is here! If you’re a subscriber, watch for your mailed copy soon. Or download a PDF of the full issue, HERE.






Highlights include:

A view of Fall Lake, photo by Timothy Eaton.

Protecting a Scenic Entrance to the BWCAW
Fall Lake Property on the Edge of the Boundary Waters to be Protected. An 11-acre parcel of land on Fall Lake outside of Ely, Minnesota, will be protected thanks to the joint efforts of the landowners, the Forest Service and the Trust for Public Land (TPL). Located just across the lake from a Forest Service public campground and boat access, the parcel sits on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.



Emerald ash borer. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, www.forestryimages.org. Emerald Ash Borer Reaches Minnesota
As resource managers scramble to deal with Emerald Ash Borer, a recent arrival in Southern Minnesota, Wilderness News considers the potential consequences if this bright green invasive insect reaches northern Minnesota. Where, it turns out, the vast majority of Minnesota ash trees grow.




fredwinstonfamilyMeet Frederick Winston, President Emeritus of the Quetico Superior Foundation
In 1964, Fred Winston, Wilderness News editor, received an inquiry following the newsletter’s inaugural publication: “I can see that there are many sides to Minnesota’s wilderness problem. But which side are you on? What are you trying to prove?”



deerillusListening Point Foundation Introduces Young Paddlers to the Legacy of Sigurd Olson The Listening Point Foundation, dedicated to continuing Sigurd Olson’s legacy of wilderness education, is reaching out to young paddlers. Recognizing that most canoeists familiar with the writer tend to be of a “certain generation,” as Foundation president Alana Johnson puts it, LPF is developing and supporting outreach projects that target wilderness canoe camps and middle and high school age students.


overburdenbookcoverWilderness News Book Review: Overburden: Modern Life on the IronIron Range
Writer Aaron Brown examines life on the Iron Range through a series of stories, essays and columns. A true must-read for any traveler who frequents the north country.




High Falls on the Namakan River. Photo courtesy of Rainy Lake Conservancy. Namakan Dam Update
The Spring 2008 issue of Wilderness News covered a proposed dam at High Falls on the Namakan River west of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario. A project with environmental impacts on both sides of the border, the Ojibway Power and Energy Group (OPEG) is preparing to release its Environmental Assessment as part of a proponent-led approval process. In anticipation of the report, Wilderness News assesses the current status of the project and how the approval process works in a proponent-led system.

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