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Boundary Waters Permit System to Open February 27

Forest Service announces tentative date for reopening Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit process DULUTH, Minn.  (February 7, 2019) The USDA Forest Service anticipates reopening the process to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness quota permits on February 27, 2019.

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Boundary Waters permit reservation news

There has been a flurry of emails along with all of the snow flurries we have been experiencing in the northland. The emails are about what is going on with the permit reservation system for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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Boundary Waters Permit Information

At long last, a Press Release from the USFS regarding the BWCA permit reservation system… BOUNDARY WATERS PRESS RELEASE “The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, opened a quota permit sale to the

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Boundary Waters Permit System, FROZEN?

We’re blaming the Polar Vortex on a number of things going on right now so we may as well blame the epic failure of the BWCA permit reservation system on it too. It’s really not a funny situation but sometimes

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BWCA Permit System FAILURE

  The Boundary Waters permit reservation system went live this morning only to crash shortly after. Anyone who reserved a permit will have their permit thrown back into the pool and will have to re-reserve their permit. The work of

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BWCA Canoe Trip Outfitting Video

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Why kids(and everyone) need wilderness

It’s amazing the number of articles one can find about the benefits of spending time in the wilderness. It’s equally surprising to hear about situations where people aren’t respecting the wilderness. One would think everyone would treat the wilderness gently

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John Bouchard

May 24, 1934 ~ October 28, 2018 John Bouchard spent many years on Saganaga Lake and even wrote a book about his experiences there called, “Life on the Invisible Line.” I wasn’t able to access his obituary but here’s what

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Twelve reasons to spend time outside

I love to spend time outside but during “shoulder” seasons, as we call them, it becomes a little less attractive. Not enough snow on the trails to ski, water too solid to paddle but not safe enough to ice skate

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Just say, “NO!” Says former Chief of the USFS about Mining near BWCA

Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 2009 to 2017 doesn’t think mining should be done close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Here’s his view. Local View: Industrial mining must be kept away from the Boundary

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