News and Events

David Backes "8 Lessons from the Life of Sigurd F. Olson"

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July 23rd, 2014

Join us for an evening with David Backes, an American author known for his writings about Sigurd Olson. David will talk about the "8 Lessons from the Life of Sigurd Olson." “Thanks to years of careful research by Backes, we have a colorful portrayal of Sigurd F. Olson, backcountry woodsman and...Read More

Hiring Part-Time Bookkeeper/Admin Assistant

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May 8th, 2014

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness is growing and we need more help.  We are currently looking for a part-time Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant in Ely. The ideal candidate should have basic bookkeeping skills, be familiar with Quickbooks and capable of accurate data entry in our donor management software. We expect this position to...Read More

A look at the campaign that stopped a sulfide mine near Yellowstone

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May 2nd, 2014

Ron Meador wrote an interested article for Minn Post that looks at the the New World Mine near Yellowstone and how the Greater Yellowstone Coalition was able to stop the proposed my from being built. Ron highlights many similarities between the New World Mine, and the sulfide ore mines being...Read More

Mike Clark speaks at the 2014 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series in Ely

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April 17th, 2014

Mike Clark, former executive director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, presented “Yellowstone is More Valuable than Gold: Lessons from the New World Mine Battle” at VCC recently. His talk was recorded so that people who were not able to attend the lecture can watch it. Video by ....Read More

Urge President Obama, Congress, and Minnesota’s Governor Dayton to protect the Boundary Waters and oppose the massive Twin Metals Minnesota Mine.


The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey