Our Minnesota Co-Chair Erik Jensen has led a chapter that has grown immensely in recent years as well as maintained an extremely active role in the ongoing fight to protect our public lands. Erik embodies what BHA is all about and what we pride ourselves in. We are boots on the ground, grassroots passionate conservationists and that show that with our direct personal actions to keep our public lands open and free from pollution. That's extremely apparent in Erik's track record of showing up to have his voice heard.
Erik was honored as BHA member of the month in the most recent Backcountry Beat:
It’s no secret that our current administration is currently rolling back protections affecting our clean waters, wildlife and public lands. We’re all on guard and continue to fight to maintain these protections. This month we’d like to recognize Erik Jensen from the Minnesota chapter for testifying at the public meeting on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, just one of his ongoing efforts on behalf of backcountry sportsmen, our public lands and BHA. During the meeting, a handful of more than 1,000 attendees got the chance to speak. Erik was one of the chosen few, and he made his voice count. As we continue to stand up in support of our wildlife and public lands, however, we must always remember that actions speak just as loudly as words. Erik consistently and effectively advocates for the values that lie at the heart of BHA's and our members' identities.Eric, thank you for taking action and for your ongoing dedication to our public lands and waters!The public comment period on mining in the Boundary Waters watershed was recently extended. If you haven’t commented yet, please do so now.