Wilderness News Winter 2003

wnews-winter-2003The Winter issue of Wilderness News is in the mail and online. Download a PDF here.




Special Burn Issue:

Fall Burning Increases in BWCA, Remains Short of Goal

The U.S. Forest Service entered the fall burn season determined to carry out as many prescribed burns as possible in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), including several that they were unable to complete during the fall of 2001 and spring of 2002. This fall’s goal was to reduce the backlog of planned burns and eliminate approximately 11,000 acres of extremely dry wildfire fuels that resulted from the huge 1999 blowdown storm. Fire teams worked quickly during a two-week window of dry, sunny weather in mid-September, completing 3,700 acres of burns – more than three times the 1,000 acres that were burned the previous fall. MORE >


Mourning the Loss of Wally Dayton, Friend of the Wilderness

We were privileged to have Wally Dayton on the Quetico Superior Foundation Board for more than two decades. Wally died at his home on October 27, 2002 after a prolonged illness. Members of our Board cherish memories of happy weekends hiking and savoring the beauty of the BWCA with Wally and Mary Lee… MORE >


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