Singing Wilderness

In order to discuss a common theme while we are in the BWCAW, I want you to read one of the required texts this summer: “The Singing Wilderness” by Sigurd Olson (available online and at the NWU bookstore).

Olson played an important role in getting the boundary waters protected as a wilderness area. While reading the book, I want you to note Olson’s interaction with the wilderness and write a paper describing the value Olson confers upon wilderness. Use several different examples from his book as evidence to support your claim.

I will take up your papers the evening of Aug 9 when we meet as a group. A common question is “how long should the paper be?” I will leave this up to you – give me your best effort.