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BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

The administration is bringing back an Obama-era decision, later reversed by Trump, that bans new mineral leases on 225,500 acres of the Superior National Forest for the next two decades.
The number of permits for summer 2023 is unchanged after a reduction last year to reduce overcrowding issues.
The researchers are studying some of the state’s cleanest, most pristine lakes, both within and just outside the wilderness area. They’re trying to figure out why the algae situation is unexpectedly changing.
An eight-legged camp visitor wowed us with its engineering prowess.

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Mike Ward took five days, 10 hours to paddle 250 miles standing up.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
The wooden steps were replaced with native stone in a grueling hand-tool project this summer.
The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.

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All Nathan Williams is known to have had with him when he left on his trip are two fishing rods and a single shot Harrington & Richardson 12-gauge shotgun, in case he saw a grouse. He was wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. He didn't even have a sleeping bag — just a blue down comforter from his bed.
The Duluth resident and her dog trudged nearly 200 miles through deep snow and extreme cold.
Broken pieces were discovered on a dig in 2003.

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