The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most visited Wilderness. The Boundary Waters is public land meant to be enjoyed by military veterans and their families. However, the Boundary Waters is now being threatened by toxic sulfide-ore copper mining proposed less than a mile from the Wilderness edge.
This type of mining is part of America's most toxic industry and has never been done before in Minnesota. If allowed, these mines could cause irreparable harm to the Boundary Waters, endanger the thousands of home-grown jobs that depend on a clean Wilderness and forever destroy these priceless public lands.
The future of these mines is now in the hands of the Department of the Interior and the United States Congress. Join us in honoring the brave men and women of the military by telling your elected officials to protect the Boundary Waters.
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WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The iconic waters and unspoiled forests of the Boundary Waters provide critical habitat for wildlife, including several endangered and threatened species such as the Canada lynx and moose.
The Boundary Waters is the economic lifeblood of NE Minnesota's lucrative tourism industry. Tourism generates $913 million per year in economic benefits and creates 17,000 jobs that support local families and businesses.
For both the veterans adjusting to civilian life upon returning home, and the military men and women hoping to raise their children with the same outdoor experiences they had, the Boundary Waters is an important place for all veterans.