Wilderness News Fall/Winter 2004



The Fall/Winter 2004 issue of Wilderness News is in the mail and online, download a PDF here >









July 21st...the fire burns across an island on Shoepack Lake­. Photo courtesy Voyageurs National Park

Natural Fire Management in Voyageurs National Park

Federal parks and forest officials had a perfect opportunity last summer to advance two of their goals for Voyageurs National Park: restoring fire as part of the natural ecosystem and regenerating white pine forests. The last large fire in the area had occurred in 1936 and the park was established in 1971. MORE >


View of Long Island from Listening Point. Photo courtesy Minnesota Land Trust.

In View of Long Island

The Quetico Superior Foundation was excited to participate in the Trust for Public Land’s purchase of Long Island on Burntside Lake located northwest of Ely, Minnesota. According to the foundation, Burntside Lake has a special place in the American and Minnesota conservation history. It was from its shores – in view of Long Island – more than half a century ago that famed conservationist and author Sigurd Olson wrote of the value of wilderness to the human soul. MORE >


donfraserDon Fraser – Still Standing Up for Wilderness

After 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Minneapolis native Don Fraser was poised in 1978 to move on to the Senate. Politics were taking a conservative turn nationwide, and it promised to be a hard-fought election. The going got even tougher for Fraser after he was asked to sponsor the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness Act – which called for strict limits on motorboats, phased out snowmobiling and prohibited logging and mining in the BWCA. MORE >

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