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The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
is threatened by sulfide-ore copper mining within its watershed. 

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Boundary Waters Action Fund

The Boundary Waters is a 1.1 million-acre Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. It is America's most visited Wilderness. The Boundary Waters Action Fund is a 501(c)4 dedicated to protecting the Boundary Waters Wilderness from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters.

Aerial view of Prairie Portage in the Boundary Waters

Proposed sulfide-ore copper mining threatens these waters and forests.

A copper mine in the Boundary Waters watershed will pollute the Wilderness for generations to come, causing irreversible harm to water quality, wildlife, public health, and a sustainable outdoor recreation-based economy.

pollution from a mine going into a river

The Boundary Waters is America's most visited Wilderness.

The Boundary Waters is canoe country. It is the largest Wilderness east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades. Along with the Superior National Forest, it contains 20% of all the freshwater in the entire National Forest System.

Two men in campsite in the Boundary Waters
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Save the Boundary Waters Logo

Our affiliate organization Save the Boundary Waters. is leading the effort to ensure permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness, America's most visited Wilderness and Minnesota's crown jewel, from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining.

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