The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one America's most beautiful and remote places. It's known for its 1.1 million acres of interconnected lakes and rivers to paddle and portage. The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is working to protect this precious landscape from a destructive sulfide-ore copper mine.
Join us on our journey to discover why this landscape is so important to protect by learning about its history, being inspired by its beauty, and hearing stories about the fight to protect this iconic Wilderness.
Episode 3 Podcast To Save The Boundary Waters
In this episode, Matthew looks for more information about the proposed sulfide-ore copper mine on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
In order to do so, Megan and Ingrid suggest Matthew talk with a few key sources, including:
Rep. Kelly Morrison from the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Minnesota journalist Walker Orenstein from MinnPost.
Bill Carter, the author of “Boom, Bust, Boom” about the mining industry.
Episode 2 A Podcast To Save The Boundary Waters
In this episode, Matthew Baxley continues to learn more about a destructive sulfide-ore copper mining project proposed in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters.
Save the Boundary Waters Campaign staffer Levi Lexvold to take a tour of the mine site on nearby Birch Lake on the edge of the wilderness.
Also featured in this episode is retired miner Bob Tammen.
Episode 1 Of A Podcast To Save The Boundary Waters
Why is the Boundary Waters actually worth protecting? Megan and Ingrid from the Campaign head up the Gunflint Trail to meet Matthew Baxley, who wants to dive into the issue and meet different people who can provide more insight into what it takes to protect the Boundary Waters.
On this episode you will hear from:
Barb Soderberg - one of the first female wildland firefighters in Minnesota and among the first in a key Forest Service management position in the region.
Steffi O'Brien - Executive Director of the Listening Point Foundation.
Bob Tammen - a retired miner who lives in Northeastern Minnesota.