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    Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act
    After canoeing the Boundary Waters every year for 56 years, reflections on the impact of the Wilderness Act... Read More >
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    Paddle to D.C.
    They would make it to Washington, D.C. in time for scheduled welcome events—if they kept moving.They knew thousands of people around the country cared about the Boundary Waters and would not let anything happen to harm it... Read More >
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    Reflecting on the Wilderness Act
    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act of 1978 was preceded by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which created a National Preservation System and a legal definition of wilderness... Read More >
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    Reconstructing the Past
    Archaeologists are painting a picture of Quetico-Superior’s first people and what the land looked like 12,000 years ago... Read More >
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    Discovering the Birds of the Boundary Waters
    Trekking the Boundary Waters, my portages followed a predictable path; I would double-check the distance on my map, hoist up a heavy Duluth pack, or if it was my turn, the canoe, grab the remaining miscellaneous gear (fishing rods, life jackets, paddles), take a deep breath and with my head down, push forward... Read More >
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    Ernest C. Oberholtzer: Lifetime Advocate for the Boundary Waters
    As a Harvard graduate, Ernest C. Oberholtzer wanted to write. At the age of 25, he paddled 3,000 miles in the Rainy Lake Watershed in one summer... Read More >
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    The History of a Painting: “French River Rapids” reveals Quetico’s fur trade past
    In 2006, Quetico Provincial Park’s French River proved impassable by kayak—so Ken Lister crawled upriver through the slippery, overgrown underbrush. His destination? French River Rapids... Read More >
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    Celebrating the Oberholtzer-Magee 1912 Journey to Hudson Bay
    One hundred years ago, wilderness activist Ernest Oberholtzer and Billy Magee, his Ojibwe canoeing partner and friend, paddled and portaged over 2,000 miles from The Pas, Manitoba to Hudson Bay and back. Read More >
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    The Boundary Waters on Fire
    On August 18, 2011 a fire was started by lighting on the Ely side of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It stayed managable until September 12 when high winds fanned the flames into a massive blaze. On September 20 the fire was estimated at 93,000 acres in size... Read More >
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    Quetico Superior Centennial
    1909 was a big year for the Quetico Superior region of Minnesota and Ontario. Before the designation of the parks as we know them today – Quetico Provincial Park and the BWCAW – an important foundation was laid on both sides of the border, in the very same year. Read More >
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    Bill Rom – The Canoe King Of Ely
    In the 1960s Argosy Magazine dubbed Bill Rom of Canoe Country Outfitters the “Canoe King of Ely.” As the largest Grumman canoe dealer in North America, he drew customers from around the world. But he also helped make the BWCAW what is today, devoting a lifetime to working for many of the wilderness protections in place today. Read More >
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    The Decline of Northeastern Minnesota’s Moose Herd
    In recent years fewer moose sightings and increased reports of emaciated moose have fueled suspicions that the northeastern Minnesota moose herd is declining. The Minnesota Conservation Volunteer asks “is this the beginning of the end for this classic north woods monarch?” Learn More >
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    The Aftermath of Fire: Regeneration after the Cavity Lake and Ham Lake Fires
    In less than one year two major fires burned across portions of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It’s enough to leave canoeists wondering, what’s left in this stretch of canoe country? The answer: plenty. Read More >
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    The Beleaguered Scaup: Discovering a Kill, Searching for Answers
    In November 2007, the Minnesota DNR reported 6,000 scaup (or bluebills) dead on Lake Winnibigoshish. Two paddlers give their personal account of this tragic discovery. Read More >
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