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Wilderness managers, wilderness scientists, and universities: A partnership to protect wilderness experiences in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Posted date: October 01, 2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Authors: Watson, Alan E.; Schwaller, Ann; Dvorak, Robert; Christensen, Neal; Borrie, William T.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: International Journal of Wilderness. 19(1): 41-42.

Abstract

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northern Minnesota has a rich history of advocacy for protection as wilderness. In the 1950s, Sigurd Olsen best described the song of the wilderness in Minnesota's north country: "I have heard the singing in many places, but I seem to hear it best in the wilderness lake country of the Quetico-Superior, where travel is still by pack and canoe over the ancient trails of the Indians and the voyageurs" (Olson 1956, p. 6).

Citation

Watson, Alan E.; Schwaller, Ann; Dvorak, Robert; Christensen, Neal; Borrie, William T. 2013. Wilderness managers, wilderness scientists, and universities: A partnership to protect wilderness experiences in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness. 19(1): 41-42.