Wilderness News Summer 2007 Issue

wnsummer2007 The Summer 2007 issue of Wilderness News is in the mail and online. Download a pdf here or check out highlights below.






What’s Inside:


hamlakefire-laynekennedyFeature: One Big Fire

In July, a lightning strike ignited the Cavity Lake fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Over 32,000 acres burned in what was then called the largest fire in the region since 1894. But it turns out that Cavity Lake was to be only part of the largest fire since 1894. In May of this year, the Ham Lake fire burned more than 75,000 acres right next door… Read More >

Remnants of Superior North Outfitters © Layne Kennedy 2007

Stories From the Ham Lake Fire

Three stories from the recent fire offer perspective: in a healthy forest, fire nourishes and revitalizes the soil and the landscape, and that in life, adversity can create new opportunities and new beginnings. Read More >


wildernessbtwnthecracks1Wilderness Between the Cracks

Many people would think that once Congress designates an area as wilderness, the area finally is safe and protected. At such a point, wilderness advocates could turn to other pressing matters, secure in the knowledge that that particular Wilderness has been protected forever. Read More >

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