Outfitter in Ely with canoe rack

Business Coalition 

Join the Boundary Waters Business Coalition

Save the Boundary Waters depends on generous support from and creative collaboration with businesses. From wilderness-edge local shops to regional and national brands, members of the Boundary Waters Business Coalition support strong and enduring protection for this one-of-a-kind Wilderness vital for people and the planet.

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The Boundary Waters Business Coalition

We’ve built a movement that includes millions of people, and our work has led to historic protections for this unique ecosystem. Invest in adventure, and protection, for the long term.

For more information on business partnership, contact sam@savetheboundarywaters.org

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Wilderness-edge Leaders

Wilderness edge businesses are among the founders and most important leaders of our movement.

Business Coalition List 

Click below to see full list of coalition by region. 

Alakef Coffee Roasters
Amicus Adventure Sailing
Amity Coffee
Anderson’s North Shore Resort
Angry Trout Cafe
At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Bass Lake Paddle Company
Bear Island Land Co.
Bearskin Lodge
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Big Bear Lodge and Cabins
Big Groovy Designs
Birchwood Wilderness Camp
Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats
Brandenburg Gallery
Bryan Hansel Photography
Bubbly Crock Pottery
Cabin Beneath My Wings
Cedar Bound
Chelsea Dobs Photography
Cipher Editorial
Clearwater Historic Lodge & Canoe Outfitters
Crow Wing Kayaks
DAM Goods and Gear
Deer Tail Press
DLH Clothing
Duluth Coffee Company
Duluth Kombucha
Duluth Screen Printing
Duluth Studio Market
Duluth Technology Co.
Ely Design Works
Ely Cabin Collective
Ely Outfitting Company &
Boundary Waters Guide Service

Empire Wool & Canvas
Epicurean USA
Evolve Duluth
Far Out Fly Fishing
Fitts Media
Freemans Explore LLC
Glørud Design
Gnarly Varulfr
Granite Gear
Great Lakes Fly Shop
Great Lakes Gear Exchange
Green Cabin Collection
Growing Futures LLC
Heart Berry
Heck of the North Productions LLC
Hoaglund Designs
Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters
JaneCane Photography
Jordan Mileski Photography & Design
Kari Townsdin Art
Lake Superior Art Glass
Lake Superior Trading Post
Littlbug Enterprises, Inc.
Living Art Studio
Log Cabin Hideaways
Loll Designs
Lodge of Whispering Pines
MacArthur House B&B
McJoppa, The Hut
Movo Studio
Natural Home
North 61
Northern Waters Smokehaus
North Shore Beauty Co.
North Shore Cottages
Northside Bags
Paddle Planner, LLC
Performance Edge
Piragis Northwoods Company
Positive Energy Outdoors
Richard Hamilton Smith Photography
River Point Resort
River Point Outfitting Co.
Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters
Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
Sawtooth Outfitters
Schooner Charley
Sisu + Löyly
Stewart River Boatworks
Superior Peonies
Superior Fleece
Sydney's Frozen Custard & Wood-Fired Pizza
Taiga Design+Build
TimberWolff Realty LLC
Tischer Photographic Gallery
True Earth Yoga
War Bonnet (Band)
Wilderness Canoe Base
Wilderness Classroom
Williams and Hall Outfitters
Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge
Wintergreen Northern Wear
Women’s Wilderness Discovery
Winter Camping Symposium

3 Cricketeers LLC
Abode Outside
Andrew Stebbins Photography
Angry Catfish Bicycle & Coffee Bar
Anika Hager Creative
Askov Finlayson
Author Abby Jimenez
Bachman's Photography
Barefoot Aqua Sports
Bare Home
Bent River Outfitter
Black-Schmidt Photography
Blue Lake Studios LLC
Boat House Restaurant
Bob Mitchell's Fly Shop
Boneshaker Books
Borealis Wool Co.
Bread & Pickle
Broken Clock Brewing Co.
Broken Paddle Guide Company
Bryant Lake Bowl
Butter Bakery Cafe
Café Imports
City Center Market
Clean Lakes MN
Clear Waters Outfitting
Cooke Custom Sewing
Country Ways
Countryside Gardens, Inc.
Craft Construction
Crooked Water Spirits
Crow Wing Food Co-op
Current Resident
Dogwood Coffee Co.
EagleJet Systems, Inc.
Earthbloom Recycling 
Enlightened Equipment
Escape MN and MN Pro Paintball
Falconer Vineyards
Fine art by Erik Fremstad
Finn Sisu
Flip Phone Events
Full Curl Brand
Gear West
The General Store of Minnetonka
Geographic Locations Int’l
GoodHands Company
Great Lakes Northern Outfitter
Green Rock Apartments
Hagen and Oats
Hard Water Sports Adventure Outfitting
Hengelfelt Restoration, Inc. 
Humble Apparel Co
Jim Musil Painter
Joe's Sporting Goods
Lake and Home Magazine
Lakehouse Candle Co.
Lake One LLC
Layne Kennedy Photography
Lole Twin Cities
Lucent Blue LLC
Makwa Coffee
Marty’s Deli
Mattson Consulting
McFerson Chiropractic
Mend Provisions
Minnesota Made
Modern Carnivore
Naked Bear Naturals
Native Sustainability
The Natural Hound
Nicollet Bike Shop
Nina’s Coffee Cafe
Northern Coffeeworks
North Light Handcrafted
Northmade Co
North Mallow
Northstar Canoes
O’Brien Therapeutic Massage
One Planet Adventures
Paddle Bridge Guide Collective
Pat's Custom Sewing
Pat's Tap
Petram Climbing
Pilgrim Paddles
Pioneer Midwest
Project Canoe
Rapids Riders Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Club, Inc
Recal Travel
Red Canoe Cre8ive
Sanborn Canoe Co.
Seven Sundays
Shelter Architecture
Silvae Spiritus
Sociable Cider Werks
Sota Clothing
South Lake Cycle
Storm Creek
Sturdy Bag Designs
Sun & Slope
Superior Craft Elixers
SUPing with Rozyboom
Sven-Saw (Swen Products, Inc)
Terra Firma Building and Remodeling
The Business Stage
Tiny Diner
True North Map Company
Unruly Women
Up North Trading Company
Uptown Woodworks
Voyager Camper Vans
Voyageur Maps
Voyageurs Outdoor Gear
Wenonah Canoe, Inc.
Wild Mill Kids
Willa’s Oat Milk

A W Marshall Co.
Aaron Peterson Photography
Abel Automatics
Adipose Boatworks
Allied Feather and Down
Alpine Shop LTD
Athena & Artemis Women's Flyshop
Backpacker's Pantry
Bedrock Sandals
Bending Branches
Black River Sleds
Boco Gear
Boreal Outdoor Supply
Buff, Inc.
Charna Pottery
Chota Outdoor Gear
Clean Designs LLC
Council Tool Co.
Crescent Moon Snowshoes
Danny Vitali Music
Decorah Hatchery
Devvee LLC
Double Reed Outdoors
Driftless Cafe
The Dyrt
Eagles Nest Outfitters
Elevated Independent Energy
Ellis Environmental Mgmt. Inc.
Emerger Strategies
Far Bank
First Lite
Fishell Paddles
Fontana Sports Specialties
Fork in the Road Vision Rehabilitation Services
Garage Grown Gear
Gitchi Adventure Goods
GOALS Youth River Expeditions
Great Lakes Proud
GSI Outdoors
Hala Gear
Heather's Choice Meals for Adventuring
Hursthouse Landscape Architects & Contractors
Iacono's Pizza & Restaurant
Idea Mountain
Jerry Vandiver - Singer/Songwriter
Joan White Nicolet Studio
Joy Trip Project
Julia Buckles - Author
Juniper Ridge
KEEN, Inc.
Kickback Shack Co.
Klean Kanteen
Loon Outdoors
Lost Creek Adventures & Folk School
Malone Auto Racks
Milestones, Inc.
Multi-Diagnostic Services Inc.
Nate Ptacek-Photographer & Filmmaker
Natural Path Health Center
Nighthawk Canoes
Northern Prairie Builders
The North Face
Oak & Oscar
Old Mustache Canoe Paddles
One Percent for the Planet
Onila Farms
Osprey Packs
Outdoor Alliance
Outdoor Industry

Peak Design
Public Lands
Ptacek Home
REI Co-op
Rio Products
Ross Reels
Royal Robbins
Rutabaga Paddlesports
Sanitas Sales Group
SBR Therapy
SEA-LECT Designs
Sea to Summit
Seek Outside
Sigurd Canoe Co.
Simms Fishing Products
Smith Fishing
Spencer Real Estate Group
Sogo Snacks
Sol Paddle Boards
Stone Creek Coffee

SUPerior Paddle
Taxa Outdoors
The Conservation Alliance
The Hooked Artisan
The ZaneRay Group
Toad & Co.
Vita Design Co.
Watershed Dry Bags
Western Rise
Wigwam Mills, Inc.

Rei team with Save team

"The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a national treasure - its expansive network of waterways, forests and thousands of lakes provide unmatched recreational experiences for thousands of visitors who come to camp, canoe, hike, and more. The region is also essential for tribal communities connected to this special place to harvest rice, fish, and exercise their treaty rights. At REI, we remain steadfast in our mission to connect every person to the power of the outdoors and engage them in the fight to protect it. Ensuring that every person can enjoy the Boundary Waters requires us to protect it from harmful activities and fulfill our responsibility to future generations to preserve this irreplaceable landscape."

- Taldi Harrison, Head of Government Affairs, REI Co-op

Loon in wilderness lake

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