Save the Boundary Waters - Great Lakes
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA or BWCAW) is located within the Superior National Forest in Northeastern Minnesota and is the most visited Wilderness Area in the nation. The 1,090,000-acre wilderness has over 1,100 glacial lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams that can be experienced only through non-motorized means. The value of this wilderness resource was recognized early and protections have existed since 1902.
Twin Metals Minnesota has proposed creating an underground copper-nickel mine about 5 miles outside the BWCA. This site is near headwater tributaries that flow into the BWCA then to Voyageurs National Park, Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods, all recognized as world class fisheries. Potential acid mining drainage could create significant damage to this irreplaceable wilderness.