CWCS - Conservationists With Common Sense


"To educate the public in order to preserve reasonable public access to and sensible recreational multiple-use of public lands and waters (including motorized uses) in Northeastern Minnesota, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), with care for the environment."

CWCS - Conservationists With Common Sense.

CWCS Supports:

  1. Reasonable access to and sensible recreational multiple-use of public lands and waters.
  2. The use of common sense.
  3. Continued multiple uses of our National Forests and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  4. Caring for our natural environment.
  5. Being environmentally, economically and socially responsible.


Polo and Logo T-Shirts Now Available! That's right - we now have shirts available. Show your support for CWCS by ourchasing either a logo t-shirt (sizes M-XXL) or polo shirts (colors putty, green and navy, sizes L - XXL) today. We also have a new blue denim CWCS cap available.

Annual CWCS Boat Raffle Fundraiser
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at
Whiteside Park at close of Harvest Moon Festival

1st Prize - Lund WD-14’ Boat, Evinrude 25 HP E-Tec and Shorelander Trailer (provided by Joe’s Marine)
2nd Prize - A Day Fishing Trip to Basswood (donated by Todd Larson of Basswood Trails Guide Service)
3rd Prize - Framed ‘Boundary Waters Camp’ print

Three great prizes! Maximum 2000 tickets to be sold! $5 per ticket.



needs your help!!!
What can you do?
Pay your dues
Buy a print
Buy a hat
Make a special donation
Write your congressman
Volunteer at the CWCS booth at the Blueberry Arts Festival and the Harvest Moon Festival in Ely

Thank you!!!

Northern Minnesota's way of life & culture again under ATTACK! Are your hunting, fishing and recreation areas next on the list?

Print For Sale!
CWCS Introduces a new release by Thomas R. Anderson - "Boundary Waters Camp". Limited edition of 750. Image size: 12 x 9 plus mat area. [more...]

Why CWCS continues to fight... (We will) embark on a 10 year campaign to get every single motor out of the Boundary Waters.” – Friends of the Boundary Waters lawyer, Brian O’Neill, quoted in May 20, 1998 Star Tribune