Keep it Wild

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“Keep it Wild” is a feature created exclusively for the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

“Keep it Wild” is a feature created exclusively for the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The segment features a conversation with a Superior National Forest Wilderness Ranger about current conditions in the BWCAW, seasonal best practices and news about the permit system, updates to Wilderness rules and lots more. You can hear new segments in each episode of The WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast.

Keep it Wild is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


7 Pieces

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In the June 2024 edition of “Keep it Wild,” Tim Engrav, USFS District Wilderness Manager, covers wilderness travel from a safety perspective. Start...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2024
  • Length: 08:55
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It’s “Fishing 101” Boundary Waters edition, with USFS Biological Science Technician Hannah Hill. Learn about tackle recommendations, best practices...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: Black bear up a tree at Clearwater Lake., Credit: Courtesy of Rocco Bonello, SNF
The Superior National Forest is home to black bears, who are smart, have a good memory and most often prefer to keep to themselves. With increased ...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 10:31
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In this segment of Keep it Wild we talk with Carl Skustad, a USFS Wilderness & Recreation Program Lead out of Ely, Minnesota. Carl gives early spri...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
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In the February 2024 edition of Keep it Wild, Tim Engrav of the LaCroix and Laurentian Ranger District fills us in on the use of augers in the Wild...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 05:20
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The WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast talks with Megan McClanahan of the US Forest Service about “Leave No Trace” principles in the winter. She covers t...

  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 08:29
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In this debut segment of “Keep it Wild,” USFS Wilderness Operations Lead Megan McClanahan discusses early winter adventuring in the BWCAW, includin...

  • Added: May 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:48