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A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters [Video]

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Amy and Dave are integral members of the "Save the Boundary Waters’ Coalition," dedicated to raising awareness about the threats of mining and industrial pollution to the Boundary Waters of the US-Canadian border. On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in support of the "Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’" efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. On September 23, 2016, they returned after 366 days. During the course of their Year in the Wilderness, Dave and Amy camped at approximately 120 different sites, explored 500 lakes, rivers and streams and traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team. They have shared their yearlong adventure advocacy expedition in their recently published book, A Year in the Wilderness (Milkweed Editions, 2017), which was also documented in the short film, Bear Witness, and which was named as a Big Indie Book of Fall 2017 by Publisher’s Weekly.

Annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture and Keynote Address for Celebration of Science Week.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Truths and Consequences (2018-2019)


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Copyright 2017 Amy Freeman and David Freeman