Signs of new life in BWCA ashes

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 20, 2011 - 6:45 AM

Despite the ravages of the Pagami Creek fire, greenery abounds, old-growth and new.

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twinkie1Oct. 20, 1112:23 AM

Lovely. I'm guessing we won't be able to go canoeing in the BWCA for about 10-15 years. Great......

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toolman28Oct. 20, 11 5:11 AM

Really ? Seems to me that this process has been going on for thousands and thousands of years - with excellent results every time

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stejakesOct. 20, 11 6:28 AM

Isn't the earth and nature grand? The way it can rebound and replenish despite what may happen whether naturally or at the hand of one of its inhabitants, MAN, is further proof that we are but a moment in its time and a speck in its eye. Oh for our folly to think that we have power over it to change something like its climate....

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whataboutmeOct. 20, 11 7:11 AM

at least now you can see lots of wood lying around for a campfire eh Smokey!

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toolman28Oct. 20, 11 7:24 AM

stejakes , Man does have the power to change climate - we also have the power to destroy are water supplies , kill species to extinction the power to put mercury in our fresh watter lakes - but we also have the power to prevent these things also - and yes we are but a speck in the big picture and once we ( humans ) are gone nature will go back and fix all the things we destroyed

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care4bearsOct. 20, 11 7:35 AM

Great, in 15 years the Enoks kids can see new life!

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luv2lisnOct. 20, 11 7:57 AM

"Great, in 15 years the Enoks kids can see new life!"....You don't have to wait 15 years, the new life starts now, and you better make you reservations now for next year, it is booking fast. What a spectacular opportunity to watch the rebirth in wilderness.

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stejakesOct. 20, 11 8:22 AM

"toolman". I respectfully disagree. We do not have the power or influence to change climate. We do have a responsibility of stewardship, however, and I agree with that.

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care4bearsOct. 20, 11 8:22 AM

We Ely-ites gotta get this VanEvery out of the Forest Circus. I am reserving 100 permits and going to be getting rid of them on Stub Hub. Luv2lisn, the wilderness is fake. I remember the days up on Basswood, tearing around on my sled hoppin from lodge to lodge. Then the enviro lawyers and docs recruited a bunch of hippys to ruin Ely.

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willmarresOct. 20, 11 8:23 AM

I've paddled in burned areas of the BWCAW before and I'm looking forward to a trip to the burned area next summer. By the time I get there the area will have sprouted grasses, flowers and small trees. It's an historic time to visit.

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