recreation in the BWCA Wilderness because visitor use levels were
189) The BWCA is a federally designated wilderness in Superior
Act's contemplation of some logging within BWCA with the general
The management of species at risk is also a major issue in the BWCA region, with many threatened species living in the area, such as the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).
At only 89,034 ha it does not have the wilderness character of Quetico or BWCA.
Mana gement between reserves, especially Quetico and the BWCA, could allow larger fires by combining management efforts and establishing a large core natural fire zone in the heart of the two reserves along the international border.
The first interesting and instructive facet of the BWCA conflict was that the two sides could not comproniise because they represented an irreconcilable polarization of values: "one economic and the other aesthetic.
The second instructive issue in the BWCA conflict is the way, even in the 1970s, accessibility entered the debate.
Another example occurred in a 1991 court case over, once again, motor use in the BWCA.
But Minnesota has taken its own step to protect sensitive resources like the BWCA from acid rain.
No one could have predicted the long and contentious route taken to protect the BWCA Wilderness through the decades.
The million-acre BWCA is a portion of the international Quetico-superior Ecosystem, which includes another million acres in Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park.