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A Year in the Wilderness - Amy and Dave Freeman - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

A Year in the Wilderness

11/05/2017 - 10:30am

Central Library - Community Room 302

From adventurers and educators Amy and Dave Freeman, a passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters. The Boundary Waters—with over twelve hundred miles of canoe routes—is one of our national treasures, yet their existence has been consistently threatened. When the Freemans learned of copper nickel mining in the area’s watershed, they decided to take action. They would speak on behalf of the Boundary Waters. And they would do it by spending a year in the wilderness.


This book tells the story of that year in northern Minnesota. In visceral, immediate language and gorgeous photos, the Freemans show us the value of wilderness and why we must protect it. We hear loons whistling softly under a moonrise. We taste lobster mushrooms cooked over a fire. We watch a pine marten stalking a hare through winter’s first snowfall. We linger, reverently, at the edges of a silent lake after other campers have gone home. With the magic—and urgent message behind it—that have brought an international audience to the Freemans’ cause, A Year in the Wilderness is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to this special region.

Amy and Dave Freeman

About Presenter Amy and Dave Freeman


Amy and Dave Freeman are the authors of A Year in the Wilderness, a project chronicling their yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. The Freemans’s expeditions have taken them over thirty thousand miles by canoe, kayak, and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named them Adventurers of the Year in 2014 and their images, videos, and articles been published by a wide range of media sources from the CBC, NBC, and FOX to the Chicago TribuneNational GeographicOutsideBackpackerCanoe and Kayak, and Minnesota Public Radio. They also run the Wilderness Classroom, an educational nonprofit organization introduces children to wild places and unique cultures.


A Year in the Wilderness

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