Every year more dedicated backcountry hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than any wilderness area in the country. The BWCAW offers an array of outdoor opportunities, ranging from phenomenal fishing for lake trout, smallmouth bass, pike and walleye in its seemingly endless string of quiet waters to unique backcountry hunts for white-tailed deer, black bear and grouse in its vast tracts of unpressured forest land.
These opportunities have been put at risk by the renewal of large scale sulfide-ore copper mining permits on the edge of the BWCAW. The Bureau of Land Management recently announced the renewal of federal mining leases in the watershed. This puts the most visited wilderness area in the country at unnecessary risk and threatens our outdoor traditions and heritage.
Please join us in urging the BLM to not renew mineral leases to Twin Metals Minnesota and provide a longer comment period of at least 60 days. Give the BWCAW the public review it deserves by adding your name to the following petition: