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For more information, visitors can pull any of 52
detailed canoeing maps to see which trails, portages, and campsites have
been impacted by last summerís storm.
"We expect a lot of canoeists to take advantage of this resource
to plan their trips," notes Halvorson. "I would imagine that
some people will want to plan to avoid the damage, while others will be
mapping their routes to seek out the astounding changes."
In another area of the new exhibit, a flame-charred cabinet in the
exhibit holds information about fire safety in the now vulnerable
Boundary Waters area. While recent rains have abated the fire worries in
the short term, long range issues about fires in the Blowdown area
exist. Smokey the Bear towers over tabletop displays explaining Boundary
Waters forest fire history and outlining some of the stateís current
fire prevention plans.
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