advocate and get involved
There are several advocacy groups who are working to protect, and celebrate the Boundary Waters. We urge everyone to get involved in any way they can to preserve this amazing wilderness.
Harvard University Economic Impact Study of Superior National Forest Mining Withdrawal
Outdoor Industry Association Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Economy Data Sheet
FRIENDS OF THE BOUNDARY WATERS
Since 1976 the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been a leading voice for the ongoing protection, preservation and restoration of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Our supporters defend the Boundary Waters against activities that erode its wilderness character and work to ensure that the BWCAW, Superior National Forest and Quetico-Superior ecosystem are managed according to sound ecological principles.
Save THE BOUNDARY WATERS
The Campaign, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore.