Wilderness News Summer 2005

summer2005The Summer 2005 issue of Wilderness News is online and in the mail. Download a PDF here >









wcpp8Woodland Caribou Provincial Park ~ Where Nature Still Rules

This is a place one is more likely to come across a woodland caribou, or hear the cry of a wolf than encounter humankind. It is an ancient, weathered landscape of haunting physical solitude and spiritual solace. A sojourn to the hinterlands of Woodland Caribou is a voyage through time. By canoe, one can follow the waterways of the Ojibway and journey past images of animals and shamans painted on stone. MORE>


The Isle Royale Property Owners’ Association, with families, at Rock Harbor Lodge, 1925. Summer residents and resort owners organized in 1922, when 65,000 acres of land were sold to a Minnesota lumber company; there were fears that the recreational qualities of the island might be damaged. Reorganized as the Isle Royale Protective Association in 1931, the group supported the idea of a national park but sought to protect its interests by calling for regulation of commercial fishing to protect sport fishing and life leases for summer residents, their children, and grandchildren. Photograph from Isle Royale A Photographic History, by Thomas and Kendra Gale.

Isle Royale; 65 Years Later

In a brewing controversy reminiscent of those surrounding the removal of cabins and resorts in the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park, holders of life leases to cabins in Isle Royale National Park are seeking to change sales agreements their families made with the Park Service leading to the establishment of the island park in 1940. MORE>


nwlildebordJohn S. Pillsbury, Jr. Remembers NWNL’s Ile de Bord

From the 1930s through the 1950s, today’s Boundary Waters Canoe area (BWCA) was home to a thriving community of private resorts, and Basswood Lake was a prime destination. More than 30 buildings once ringed the lake, most of which were independent lodges catering primarily to vacationing fishermen. MORE>



Book Review: Reading Rock Art

Interpreting The Indian Rock Paintings Of The Canadian Shield
by Grace Rajnovich


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