Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has “opened up the possibility of hard-rock mining on the borders of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park, reversing an Obama-era decision that might have protected the wilderness for decades.” Via The Star … more ?
A Trump administration decision to reopen lands near the Boundary Waters Wilderness to industrial mining drew strong criticism from BHA members. This post Boundary Waters Mining Ban Reversed; Minnesota BHA Pushes Back appeared first on AmmoLand.com.
Public lands sportsmen unite to oppose development within wilderness area watershed ELY, Minn. – A Trump administration decision to reopen lands near the Boundary Waters Wilderness to industrial mining drew strong criticism from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers members in Minnesota today. Show More Summary
Proposed mines near the Boundary Waters have become the latest front in the fight over who gets to profit from America’s natural resources.
A proposed copper mine by Twin Metals Minnesota would operate near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Debate is heating up and “The Forest Service is accepting public comments until August 17 on a whether a 20-year mining ban should … more ?
The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is shifting to the capital city as the U.S. Forest Service opens a … Click to Continue »
The Justice Department has moved to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration decision against renewing mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters … Click to Continue »
The Minnesota BHA was recently recognized as BHA’s Chapter of the Month for their efforts to protect northern Minnesota’s BWCAW watershed from mines. This post Minnesota BHA Chapter Recognized For Efforts To Protect Boundary Waters appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Hunting the 1.1-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) may be as close as we can get today to experiencing what it was like to be a hunter-gatherer during the Pleistocene, a period of time (from 2 million to about 12,000 years ago) when every human alive was a hunter-gatherer. Show More Summary
In a recent article Kurt Beardslee writes about the broken promise of fish hatcheries. “In a cruel irony, the government’s solution to wild fish loss has been a century-long ecological and genetic war on wild salmon and steelhead.” Via The … more ?
Public lands sportsmen today applauded the denial of federal mineral leases in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness watershed. This post Boundary Waters Mining Leases Denied, Sportsmen Celebrate appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
The BWCAW encompasses 1 million acres of fresh water, forests and provides opportunities to hunt, fish, canoe, hike and camp. This post Boundary Waters Mining Leases Denied, Sportsmen Celebrate appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Massive sulfide-ore copper mine would have jeopardized the region’s fish and wildlife, outdoor opportunities. Leases were strongly opposed by sportsmen ELY, Minn. – Public lands sportsmen today applauded the denial of federal mineral...Show More Summary
Field Notes The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service refused to renew a lease held by Twin Metals Minnesota, effectively blocking development of a copper and nickel…
The Obama administration says the copper and nickel mine poses a risk to the popular wilderness area, and it also moved toward a broader mining ban.
This piece on the threat of a large copper mine to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a sign a failure in the larger wilderness debates, which is not creating buffer zones of limited industrial activity that would allow some economic functions but also keep the core area ecologically secure. To be able to […]
The continental shelves of the Pacific-Arctic Region (PAR) are especially vulnerable to the effects of ocean acidification (OA) because the intrusion of anthropogenic CO2 is not the only process that can reduce pH and carbonate mineral saturation states for aragonite (?arag). Enhanced sea ice melt, respiration of organic matter, upwelling, and riverine inputs have been […]