Issues Facing Our Watershed
There are and have been many complex issues regarding land use for our region. Members of the Superior Rivers Watershed Association are long-time stewards of Lake Superior watersheds and support the mission of protection and restoration of our clean water resources. The Superior Rivers Watershed Association approaches all topics like we do all other land uses in the watershed: we work to provide relevant information to promote responsible and effective decision-making on issues affecting the watershed. By relying on sound science and partnering with other local organizations, we work to invest all citizens in critically and objectively evaluating new developments and what they mean to our watershed. We are also actively seeking Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers designation for the Bad River and its tributaries.
- Open-pit Mining
- Large-Scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
- Enbridge Line 5
- Commercial-Scale Artesian Water Withdrawal