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 large scale sulfide-ore copper mining proposals on the edge of the BWCAW. The Trump administration recently made the decision to streamline this risky development project by stripping the opportunity for public input and limiting the environmental impact analysis. 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 U.S. Forest Service to give the BWCAW the public review it deserves by adding your name to the following petition: