WEDNESDAY WANDERLUST: BEAR WITNESS
By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 12/6/17
Today’s Wednesday Wanderlust will be little different than most of the videos that I share here but it’s very important so certainly worth your time and attention.
With the potentially illegal land grabs by the current administration taking place in Utah this week, I am on high alert to the potential possibilities of what they are going to attempt to abuse next and it seems like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is high on the list.
Our wild places need to be protected. The proposal to open by the Boundary Waters to copper mining is disheartening. The most visited natural area in the United States, the Boundary Waters offer premium low impact recreation opportunities, as well as other protections, to the watershed and for the abundant wildlife that inhabits the area. It is a well managed and pristine natural area, that for many years has allowed humans access in a respectful and well managed way.
Watch the video title “Bear Witness” from SAVE THE BWCA and click the link below to help protect this amazing treasure.
Relive the excitement of Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Wilderness in this stunning short film that follows their year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy’s experiences in all seasons and how the Freeman’s dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. Help protect the Wilderness at savetheboundarywaters.org/BearWitness/Petition
In this day, when short term profit and business is king, films like ‘Bear Witness are crucial. If only we could get more people to appreciate the intrinsic and long term value in our wilderness, our wildlife and our parks. They are so much more than a place for a road to an oil rig, gas drill, copper mine…
Do what you can. Volunteer, write and speak up. Vote for those who value the environment.
Thank you Jim. I know there are many of us but it is always nice to hear like-minded opinions.