Can the BWCA survive its own popularity?

Canoes on the shore of a lake as the sun rises.
Canoes sit on the shore while the sun rises in the Boundary Waters.
Evan Frost | MPR News 2018

The quiet lakes of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota have been bustling with visitors, even as fires, development and international relations threaten the fragile area.

On Wednesday, guest host Dan Kraker talked with Ann Schaller of the U.S. Forest Service, David Seaton of Hungry Jack Outfitters and Matt Poppleton of the YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan about how we can protect its isolated beauty as it’s used by more and more people. 

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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