Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

(Duluth, MN) -- Changes are coming for outdoor enthusiasts who plan to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The U-S Forest Service announced a reduction in the number of people who will be allowed into the B-W-C-A on a daily basis this year. Officials say the daily permits will drop from around 285 per day to 248. That will mean about 23-thousand fewer visitors over the course of the year. The Forest Service says the change comes after complaints about crowding and increased damage to natural resources.