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Permanently Protect the Boundary Waters & Voyageurs from Sulfide Mining

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park are irreplaceable national treasures. The natural beauty and quiet wilderness character of the Boundary Waters are threatened by sulfide-ore copper mines proposed within the watershed of the Wilderness. While federal and state laws prohibit mining activities within the Wilderness and on some adjacent national forest lands, the laws are not sufficient ...more »

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An Ounce of Prevention....

Untold billions of dollars are spent cleaning water worldwide, yet far too little is spent to prevent it from getting dirty. Our water comes from nature. Yet worldwide we are crippling nature's ability to provide clean water we need to live and thrive. As our forests and grasslands are degraded or removed, the threats to our water supplies grow. High profile water supply problems like those that have arisen in Flint, ...more »

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Boat tagging with stickers to prevent infested boats from bringing AIS to uninfested lakes

With nearly 900,000 boats in MN and an ever increasing spread of AIS impacting the lakes environment (including fisheries), we lack a macro solution to identifying the biggest AIS risk. To focus on the biggest risks of Aquatic Invasive Species spreading between lakes, we need to identify those boats that travel from uninfested lakes to infested lakes. Working smarter by focusing inspections on those boats would ...more »

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