The Arrowhead Region contains some of the most beautiful and treasured landscapes in America. Efforts by some of our nation’s most prominent conservationists such as Sigurd Olson and Aldo Leopold led to the establishment of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Voyageurs National Park and wilderness areas in the Superior National Forest. The BWCAW alone contains more than 1,000 lakes and over 1,500 miles of canoe routes offering one of the last places in North America where one can truly experience the wilderness of our ancestors.

The Arrowhead may be a weekend retreat to some, an annual foray to rediscover one’s soul in the serenity of the Boundary Waters for others or, for a lucky few, their year-round residence. Regardless of how often one comes or how long one stays in this area, its wild character and memories of starlit nights are never forgotten. The memories of what this area is and our need to have a place we can trust will never change, a place affording us an escape from the manmade turmoil of our world today, is what makes this area so special to Minnesota.

Region Leader: Fitz Fitzgerald, 218-365-8663
Facilitator: Barb Radke, 218-340-1402,

Meeting Schedule

  • January 26, 2007 - Holiday Inn, Virginia
  • February 16, 2007 - Vertin's, Ely

Meeting Participants

  • Jim Johnson, Cook County Commissioner
  • Tom Duffus, Minnesota Conservation Fund
  • Daryl Peterson, The Nature Conservancy
  • Fitz Fitzgerald, Minnesota Land Trust
  • Cory MacNulty, Voyageurs National Park Association
  • Walt Moe, Lake Vermillion Sportsmen’s Club
  • Marjory Moe, Tower
  • Emily Miller, Trust for Public Land
  • Wever Weed, Friends of the BWCAW
  • Chris Holbeck, Voyageur’s National Park
  • Jane Kingston, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dave Holmbeck, Department of Natural Resources