Take Action to Protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
We still need your help! Strides were made last month to protect the Boundary Waters, but we still have work to do. Help by taking action today. Federal agencies have initiated an environmental review of the watershed surrounding the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park to determine whether this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most popular Wilderness Area. Covering over one million acres, with more than 1,000 pristine lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams, the Boundary Waters offers unmatched fishing, hunting, and other wilderness recreational opportunities for all Americans to enjoy. The Boundary Waters is also an integral part of an $850 million per year outdoor recreation economy in Northeastern Minnesota. And it’s visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually. The Boundary Waters is priceless, irreplaceable and should not be put at risk of perpetual pollution from the most toxic industry in America.
We only have one chance to save this beautiful wilderness area. Numerous scientific studies show the dramatic risk sulfide-ore copper mining would pose to the water-intensive, ecologically sensitive wilderness of the Boundary Waters.
Take action now to add your voice during the comment period and say that this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.