Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Resource type: Organization - Speaker
Topics: Conservation - Wilderness - Outdoor Recreation
The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness works to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.
Our work includes:
Research into issues that affect the Boundary Waters, including sulfide mining, motorized use, logging, climate change, and invasive species.
Advocacy with federal and state agencies and lawmakers for the highest level of protection for the wilderness
Educating our members and everyone who loves the BWCAW about threats to its wilderness character and how they can help
Developing the next generation of wilderness stewards.
Collaborating with government agencies and partner organizations.
Specific programs and projects include:
Expert analysis into plans and proposals for developments that would harm the wilderness
Substantive input through formal comments, regular meetings and frequent informal communication with relevant agencies to give voice to the wilderness and its users
Communication via Web, social media, print, email and other means with our members and the public.
Media outreach to help journalists understand and accurately cover issues affecting the wilderness
Sponsored canoe trips to introduce disadvantaged youth to the joys of wilderness and help them understand their responsibility to help protect it.
Organizing and funding volunteers to help with campsite and portage maintenance.
Funding workers to remove and manage outbreaks of invasive species.
Web Site: http://www.friends-bwca.org
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