Bridge on Kekekabic Trail
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has a rich, interesting history.
Including attempts to keep the area open to lodges,
cabins, and extensive motorized travel. One individual attempted to include dams in
many areas of the Wilderness many years ago. One of the BWCA's most controversial
times came in 1978, when the BWCA Wilderness Act was put into force. Sigurd Olson, an
environmental writer of the time, wrote of the feeling of wilderness and its impact upon
others. Locals and other visitors were more interested in maintaining the motorized
travel and other amenities that had been allowed in the BWCA. Since 1978, other acts
have been put into place and are under debate still today. Enjoy the Boundary
Waters, and learn more about its history!
The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem
Miron "Bud" Heinselman
Waters: The Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by Kevin