In this presentation, Becky Rom will summarize current efforts to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining. Launched in 2012, the national campaign to ban sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters achieved success during the Obama administration, setbacks during the Trump administration, and now has gained momentum toward achieving its goals during the Biden administration. Get an update and learn how you can help protect America’s most popular Wilderness.
Becky Rom is the National Chair of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. In 2012, Becky launched the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, which is a national coalition of more than 400 businesses, conservation groups, and hunting and fishing groups united to permanently ban sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters, Quetico Park, and Voyageurs National Park. Becky has been a member of the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1996 and has served on the boards of numerous conservation organizations. This is her fourth national campaign to protect the Quetico-Superior region. Becky lives in Ely, Minnesota. She is the daughter of former canoe trip outfitter Bill Rom.
This event is offering in-person and virtual attendance options. Current Northland College students, faculty, and staff can attend in-person in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute or virtually. We ask that community members join us virtually.