Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect the Boundary Waters

Connie Cummins, Forest Supervisor, United States Forest Service:

Thank you for the strong, science-based environmental assessment of a proposed twenty-year mineral withdrawal from Superior National Forest lands in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Protecting the Boundary Waters from the risk of sulfide-ore copper mining would also protect the Mining Protection Area of Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park and Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park, all of which are downstream of the proposed withdrawal area. The mineral withdrawal would protect this stunning wilderness and its diverse wildlife from toxic pollution.

We, the undersigned, fully support the proposed twenty-year mineral withdrawal.