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10 Ways You Can Save The Boundary Waters

Today marks the end of a yearlong stay in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for a pair of explorers and activists. Dave and Amy…

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10 Tips for a Successful River Cleanup Day

Over the years, when Vernon, British Columbia-based Elements Adventure Co. owner/operator Charles Ruechel ran paddling river cleanups, he began to collect more than just trash. He collected…

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The Fight to Save the Boundary Waters

A mere glimpse of a map of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park is enough to set the imaginations of Dave and Amy Freeman…

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Your Fantasy River

This photo essay by Peter Mather was first published in the 2014 Early Summer issue of Canoeroots.    Located in the northeast corner of the…

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Are your blue jeans destroying the river?

  “Many of the rivers of the world are in a state of crisis,” says Mark Angelo. The British Columbian is an internationally celebrated river…

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Protecting Lakes and Rivers: Fail

When as many as 30,000 Canadian lakes and rivers were removed from protected status late in 2012, paddlers on both sides of the border were…

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Conservation Heroes

They’re not scientists, lawyers or full-time conservationists, yet these three paddlers have charted courses through wilderness protection, tumped long portages through dam relicensing, and urged…

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Three-Hundred-Year-Old Temagami Red Pines At Risk

For longtime Temagami canoe-tripper Brian Back, the prospect of a new provincial park encompassing Wolf Lake, a Windex-clear lake surrounded by a stark quartzite shoreline…

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Editorial: Oil and Water

It seemed 2010 was a year filled with pe troleum-related disaster—the Gulf, Lake Michigan, the Niger delta, the Yellow Sea. Gushing crude made for dramatic…

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Stall Tactics for Regulation in Columbia River Wetlands

Renowned nature artist and wildlife advocate Robert Bateman calls southeastern British Columbia’s Columbia River Wetlands “one of the most precious things on a world scale,”…

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Salvage Rights

On a river in the boreal forest of northern Ontario, I couldn’t stop thinking about the American Southwest. In the late 1950s, legendary writer Edward…

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Buying and Saving

Fran Bristow hopes you use this canoe buyer’s guide to buy a canoe. She has no financial interest in the matter, she just knows you’ll…

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Editorial: A Not-So Clear-Cut Issue

There were whispers around camp that there was something otherworldly about him. Some said he was a Wendigo, the semi-human cannibalistic beast from native legend.…

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Rehabilitating the Rattler

In the 1960s, when hippies were singing about free love and protesting the seal hunt, Ontario’s provincial park officials were clubbing massasauga rattlesnakes to death.…

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Whitewater River Conservation: Horror Movies With Happy Endings

At the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, held in England each fall for the last 25 years, there used to be one night in a week…

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