Wilderness News Fall/Winter 2005

wnewwsfallwinter2005The Fall/Winter 2005 issue of Wilderness News is online and in the mail. Download a PDF here >









Birch Lake site near Bob’s Bay. Photo courtesy of Mike Possis.

Northern Minnesota Prepares for New Era in Mining

Three new mining projects inside and adjacent to the Superior National Forest signal a new era in northern Minnesota mining. In a region known world-wide for its iron ore, three companies believe they have found significant sources of copper and nickel as well as a constellation of valuable metals known collectively as the platinum group. MORE >


placegraceWilderness Voices: A Place of Grace

When two paddles dip and swing in unison, their blades pushing the water, cutting through the air, droplets trickling in an arch as they return for another stroke, the movement of the canoe through the water is no longer just about advancing, but it is equally about being where you are. MORE >


voyageursbookcoverBook Review: Voyageurs National Park The Battle to Create Minnesota’s National Park



Royal Lake. View from the BWCAW, looking towards the bluffs.

South Fowl Lake Snowmobile Trail Access Project Stirs up Controversy

A recent snowmobile trail controversy has resulted in a familiar scenario: local motor enthusiasts versus environmentalists, each passionately arguing over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (bwcaw) and adjacent public lands. MORE >


ATVs: Revving Up for More Controversy

Management of All-Terrain Vehicle riding in Minnesota, especially in the north, continues to rev as an environmental and recreational issue. MORE >

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