Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters

A nonprofit organization

$12,645 raised by 68 donors

42% complete

$30,000 Goal


1. Donate now through midnight on Thursday, Nov 16th, during GIVE TO THE MAX 2023, and we'll give back to you!  Every donation over $100 will receive a limited-run hand-made 11x14 "Northwoods Grouse" screen print by Do North Design Co, signed and numbered. 

2. Plus, every donation, of any amount, will also give one lucky donor a chance to win one of our Sportsman's Packs, a collaboration between Frost River, Trampled by Turtles, and SFBW. 

3. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Every dollar donated up to $15,000 will be matched by our partners at Sloan during Give To The Max. THAT TRIPLES THE INCENTIVE to donate to our work to protect the Boundary Waters. SFBW is at this very moment engaged in keeping the Boundary Waters the wild and wonderful place that it is, and that important work relies upon the support of adventurers just like you.  


If you have paddled the Boundary Waters, are passionate about protecting our wild places and wildlife, and want to participate in conserving the area for future generations, now is the time to show your support. The BWCA should remain a place where all outdoor enthusiasts can paddle deep into Wilderness lakes, hike, fish, hunt, and camp with their families, and take comfort in knowing that future generations will have the same opportunities we have to experience these treasured wild places.

Print Details: 11x14 inch 4 color screen print on 100 lb cover weight off-white kraft paper. From the artist Zach Serre of Do North Design Co, "These prints for Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters were such a joy to bring to life. They were made to be a kind of reminder of our connection to the unique and serene landscapes of the North. A physical reminder of the excitement of hearing a grouse drum, or stopping in your tracks as you see the glint of a golden chanterelle at your feet. Simple reminders that connect us to the land and all the species that inhabit it. Moments we can share together and pass on to future generations." 

Our Background:

Founded in 2015, Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters (SFBW) was established as a hunting and angling voice for protecting the BWCA and its watershed from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. Since its inception, Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters has worked to preserve the land, water, and wildlife that makes the BWCA an iconic place to hunt, fish, camp, and explore. 

SFBW leads a coalition of hunters, anglers, and conservation groups dedicated to protecting the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining and ensuring hunters and anglers are at the forefront of any policies concerning hunting and fishing in the BWCA and surrounding areas. 

Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters is working diligently to build programs around moose conservation, cold-water fisheries management, land stewardship, and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). We're also focused on expanding into other new issues at the state and federal levels and increasing our participation in the national conservation community.

Through grassroots advocacy and partnerships with outdoor industry leaders who share our value for the BWCA, this year, we have been able to take massive steps towards protecting the 1.1 million acres we cherish so deeply by advocating for a twenty-year moratorium placed on copper-nickel mining in the Boundary Waters watershed. Our work to permanently protect the Boundary Waters will continue to be a focal point of the organization.

Our Mission:

Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters works to protect the integrity of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watersheds for huntable and fishable populations of fish and wildlife, now and forever, through advocacy and education.


Organization Data


Organization name

Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters

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P.O. Box 743
ELY, MN 55731