A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters


Since its establishment as a federally protected wilderness in 1964, the Boundary Waters has been recognized as one of our nation’s natural treasures. And yet the struggle to preserve the vitality of this exceptionally beautiful and fragile place goes on.

When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of toxic mining proposed within the area’s watershed, they decided to take action—by spending a year in the wilderness, and sharing their experience through video, photos, and blogs with an audience of hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens. This book tells the deeper story of their adventure in northern Minnesota: of loons whistling under a moonrise, of ice booming as it forms and cracks, of a moose and her calf swimming across a misty lake.

With the magic—and urgent message—that has rallied an international audience to the campaign to save the Boundary Waters,   A Year in the Wilderness  is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to this special region.

Authors: Amy & Dave Freeman

Published by: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 978-1-57131-366-9
Publish Date: 09/23/2017
Pages: 320
Size: 7 × 9 × 0.75 in
Weight: 24 oz
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