You know what they say, "No news is good news?" I think I agree because the headlines these past couple of days haven't necessarily been good.
One headline deals with the Minnesota Moose Hunt. In spite of declining moose numbers the MN DNR has decided to allow another season of moose hunting. Apparently the moose shot during the hunt don't affect the population.
Another headline is about air pollution that makes its way to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. There are plants throughout the state that cause there to be a haze over the BWCA but the MPCA decided not to decide what to do about it at a recent meeting.
Lastly the headline regarding mining near the BWCA didn't do much to cheer me up. The MPCA won't deal with the problems they already have and we're supposed to trust them to do the right thing when it comes to mining next to the Boundary Waters?
The good news is the paddling season is almost here. Some lakes are ice free and more will be soon. This is a record breaking year for earliest ice out. I'm also seeing moose on Sag Lake Trail on a daily basis and that's great news too. Let's hope for no more "news" about the BWCA, unless it's the good kind.