Protecting the Wilderness

Hybrid (In-person at Mano a Mano, or on Zoom from home)

Presenter: Amanda Hefner   Moderator:  Huron Smith                                                   

Our presenter will be speaking about the fight against proposed sulfide-ore copper mining in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters, recent accomplishments at the Federal level, as well as the path to permanent protection.

Amanda Hefner is the Deputy Organizing Director for the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. She oversees its outreach department and runs its state legislative and lobbying program.

She is experienced in science communication, research, outreach, and has a B.S and an M.A. in Physical Geography. She fell in love with the Boundary Waters long before ever stepping foot in the woods, volunteering with the Sierra Club, focusing on forest health and sulfide-ore copper mining issues.