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April 1, 2022

Chief regulatory officer dismisses the risk of sulfide-ore copper mining to the wilderness comparing it to driving without a seat belt

March 22, 2022

(Ely, MN)--After major actions by the Biden and Walz administrations, the effort to permanently protect the Boundary Waters continues. Last fall the Biden administration announced it was restarting a canceled study on the impacts of sulfide-ore copper mining on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Boundary Waters or Wilderness) that could lead to a 20-year moratorium on copper mining in the Wilderness watershed. 

February 15, 2022

Decision comes after Twin Metals lost two federal mineral leases key to its operation; includes concerns about toxic tailings storage next to Birch Lake

January 31, 2022

This weekend the Star Tribune published an editorial about the Biden administration's decision to cancel the improperly renewed mineral leases of Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta's Twin Metals at the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

January 26, 2022

Administration finds leases unlawfully renewed; allows for science-based decision on where risky mining is appropriate.

January 20, 2022

The number of comments submitted by Save the Boundary Waters and its partners eclipses the 181,000 comment mark from 2017. 

December 27, 2021

Decision today upholds a lower court ruling affirming Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness' standing to challenge state's nonferrous mining rules for risky mining near the Boundary Waters.

October 20, 2021

U.S. Forest Service requests mineral withdrawal of federal public lands in the Rainy River Drainage Basin to complete process abruptly cancelled by the Trump administration.

October 18, 2021

Today the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters released a report detailing how Chilean mining giant Antofagasta is "greenwashing" its risky Twin Metals mining project next to Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

May 24, 2022
Duluth News Tribune
David Lien, former chair of Minnesota Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, explains how veterans benefit from a protected Boundary Waters.
May 23, 2022
Minnesota Reformer
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters National Chair Becky Rom outlines how Rep. Pete Stauber's loyalty to Chilean mining corporation Antofagasta endangers the Boundary Waters.
May 23, 2022
Duluth News Tribune
Former U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell highlights the scientific evidence against sulfide-ore copper mining near the Boundary Waters. "At least two dozen new scientific reports document the likelihood of harm if sulfide-ore copper mining is allowed on Superior National Forest lands in the watershed of the Boundary Waters."
Apr 13, 2022
Quetico Superior Wilderness News
Greg Seitz writes on the recent Webby nomination for the film "Boundary Waters Traverse," which documents Alex Falconer's record-setting trail run across the BWCA.
Mar 17, 2022
MinnPost
Richard Moe writes on the imperative of permanent protection for the Boundary Waters. "My friend and former boss, the late Walter Mondale, canoed and fished the Boundary Waters for most of his life. He worked tirelessly in his final years for its permanent protection."
Mar 3, 2022
Shots News
Alex Falconer trail ran 110 miles across the Boundary Waters in less than 38 hours to raise awareness for sulfide-ore copper mining. Learn more about the mini-documentary produced by Current Resident.
Jan 27, 2022
Yahoo! News
The Biden administration has delivered a big win to environmentalists and a potentially fatal blow to backers of a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

VIDEOS & WEBINARS

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Short video celebrating the life of Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who fought fervently to protect Minnesota’s Boundary Waters from toxic mining. 

Watch the entire "Boundary Waters Traverse" film! On May 22, 2021 Alex Falconer ran over 110 miles in 38 hrs 15 mins and 3 seconds, through the heart of the Boundary Waters completing the first known attempt to trail run the "Boundary Waters Traverse”.

Patagonia's feature-length film - Public Trust. The film focuses on the Boundary Waters and other high-profile, threatened public lands across the United States.

In Deep Water: A Fight to Save the Boundary Waters The Campaign produced a mini-documentary to educate new audiences on the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters.

Kids for the Boundary Waters is an organization run by youth with the goal of building a community of young wilderness advocates.

KEEN Story Camp was an event that included a public open-mic session on the edge of the Wilderness, where attendees canoed the lakes during the day and told stories around the fire at night.

A stunning short film that follows Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy's experiences in all seasons and how the Freemans dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. 

A stunning short film that follows Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy's experiences in all seasons and how the Freemans dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. 

Covering 2,000 miles and crossing nine states, authors and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Amy and Dave Freeman are biking from Ely, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. this spring to promote their new book, A Year in the Wilderness, and continue their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, one of our country’s most precious and expansive Wilderness areas.

A short documentary film centered around protecting the Boundary Waters. The film's focus is on the people who help spread appreciation for the land and carry on, in their own individual ways, the legacy of Sigurd Olson, a writer and conservationist who was responsible for the area's National Forest designation in 1978.

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WEBINARS

Lease Cancelation Webinar - 1/27/22

Save the Boundary Waters Press Conference: Lease Cancelation - 1/26/2022

Issue 101 and the Path to Permanent Protection for the Boundary Waters - 9/3/2021

Fishing Webinar 5/5/2021

Saving the Boundary Waters: Stories About Runners and Kids Working to Protect America’s Most Visited Wilderness - June 2021

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