Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Save america’s most visited wilderness
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota is one of the most visited Wilderness areas in the U.S. with exceptional paddling, hiking, and fishing. Protecting adjacent lands from mining is singularly important for this area because the water table is so close to the surface and the flow of water through potentially mined areas and into designated Wilderness.
In September, the administration lifted a ban on mining, which will open up copper and nickel development in the region. It has also sidestepped environmental reviews on this decision.