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Camping allowed again in the Superior National Forest

More good news today as the US Forest Service announced folks can camp in the Superior National Forest once again. This opens up the dispersed camping and backcountry campsites. This does not include the pre-evacuation area of the Gunflint Trail

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Boundary Waters bears and campfire ban

It’s been a dry summer so far in the Boundary Waters and the Superior National Forest has enacted a fire ban. This means no open campfires are allowed in the BWCA during the 4th of July and after until conditions

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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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In Favor of Mining

Have you let the powers that be know your position on mining near the Boundary Waters?  There’s still time to let the DNR know how you feel about the proposal. According to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy the proposal

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Possible Prescribed Burns in the Superior National Forest

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST TO IMPROVE FOREST CONDITIONS THROUGH PRESCRIBED FIRE DATE:  April 11, 2017, Duluth, MN.  If you are out and about the Superior National Forest in the next several weeks and smell smoke it very likely is a signal

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Enjoying Winter in the Superior National Forest

There are so many outdoor recreation possibilities to choose from in the winter. We’re lucky to live in the Superior National Forest where cross-country ski trails, lakes and snowmobile trails abound. Snowshoeing through the woods, snowball fights, building snowmen, sledding

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Once Upon a Time in the BWCA

We recently paddled a loop in the Superior National Forest. It is located outside of the BWCA so it is a little bit different. People can bring chainsaws to cut firewood if they want and they can use small motors.

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BWCA Storm Updates

Another tragedy in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, this time on the Ely side of the Superior National Forest. Here’s an article for more information about the event. WIND STORM CAUSES DAMAGE ACROSS SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST Duluth, MN – July

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Spring in the Superior National Forest

It didn’t feel like spring yesterday at Abby’s ballgame as the wind howled and I shivered bundled in blankets and wearing my winter coat, hat and gloves. But the Superior National Forest says it’s so! SPRINGS COMES TO SUPERIOR NATIONAL

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Spring Prescribed Burning

Ooooh, that smell. The smell of smoke in the air. The smell that makes my chest tighten and limbs stiffen up. Smoke. With distant memories of wildfires tucked neatly in my brain no smell effects me more than that of

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