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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Food Storage Order

Jul 23, 2020 06:27PM ● By Editor

Duluth, MN July 23, 2020 – The Superior National Forest is implementing Food Storage Order Number R9-09-20-09.  The Order is necessary to reduce human and bear conflicts due to improperly stored food. Implementation of this food storage order will serve to increase protection for wild bears and visitors on particular lakes of the Gunflint District of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness management area on the Superior National Forest.  The Order applies to the following:

  • Alpine Lake
  • Jasper Lake
  • Seagull Lake
  • Red Rock Lake
  • Rog Lake 

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