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lunasun

(21,646 posts)
1. Environment in the area should be protected . Wondering about the native nations close by also - how
Fri Sep 7, 2018, 09:26 AM
Sep 2018

this affects their environment . They are right at the border I believe on Lake Superior ?

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is America’s most visited wilderness area. Along with the Superior National Forest, it contains 20 percent of all the fresh water in the entire National Forest System. Sulfide-ore copper mines proposed on the edge of the Boundary Waters pose an imminent threat. Pollution from the mines will flow directly into the Boundary Waters.
An outfitter photo gallery
https://www.ely.org/outfitters/boundary-waters-canoe-area-photo-gallery

Lulu KC

(2,737 posts)
2. Yes--lots of cultural intersection there
Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:46 AM
Sep 2018

Native people, French fur traders, significantly Finnish population working in the iron range just south west of area, the layers are many. There has always been polarization about the BWAC. The Wilderness Act has protected it, after years of work and fights.

My adult intro to this particular area was through the writings of Sigurd Olson. Fabulous man.

I need to review my own knowledge and connect it to dots. I saw something flying by about the mining company involved being connected to a DoJ investigation.

After the Kavanaugh hearings! Will be good thing to clear my palate and get upset about something new.

GusBob

(7,309 posts)
3. I am heading there for a week leaving tomorrow
Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:00 AM
Sep 2018

I will be talking to the locals for sure. Well in town at least. Out in the woods I will ask the bears what they reckon

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