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U.S. Forest Service: BWCA Closure Extended Through Friday, Sept. 3

All Permits and Reservations Have Been Canceled, Refunded

ELY, Minn. – the U.S. Forest Service is extending its closure of the BWCA through at least Friday, September 3rd. All permits and reservations have been canceled and refunded. According to the Forest Service, on Tuesday, at least four smaller fires ignited from the main Greenwood fire that’s now expanded to over 21-thousand acres just 15 miles from Isabella. With…

BWCAW Closed for One Week Due to Multiple Wildfires, Limited Resources

Crews haven't seen a full closure of the BWCAW in more than 40 years.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Superior National Forest closed the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) Saturday, due to active and increasing fire activity, extreme drought, and limited resources. The closure will be in place for seven days and may be modified or extended as conditions allow. “A full-on, a full closure of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that is, that’s…