The Wolf River Action Committee is a collaborative group of Tribal members, allies, and environmental and political experts dedicated to preserving the cultural and environmental resources of the Wolf River. This website is a composite of the summer 2020 virtual panel series held by the committee: Mining Wisconsin’s Riverways: Past & Present Issues & Activism. It is also a celebration of the River through art, written word, stories, and music. Check the ‘news’ page for updates and resources connected to water activism for the Wolf River and more broadly for riverways in the state of Wisconsin.

If you would like to submit art, written word, stories, music, or any other celebration of the Wolf or other Wisconsin Rivers, please e-mail with your submission.

Virtual Panel: Mining Regulatory Process

In the fourth panel of our 4-part panel series, Mining Wisconsin’s Riverways: Past & Present Issues & Activism, panelists will describe the political, planning & development process, including stakeholders and activists. We’re live! Join us in discussion on our  YouTube Channel. Panelists Al Gedicks is an environmental sociologist and Indigenous rights activist and scholar. He has […]

Keepers of the Water (1996 Film)

Documentary directed by Professor Al Gedicks about the diverse coalition of environmental activists that fought together to successfully defeat the Exxon and Rio Algom proposed copper-zinc metallic sulfide mine and toxic waste dump on the banks of the Wolf River, in Crandon, northern Wisconsin. This film was digitized into three parts through support from the […]

We Cannot Live Without Water: The Crandon Mine Movement 1976-2003

A short film made by Claudia Delgado for the National History Day project. The video provides some historical and cultural context behind the alliance against Exxon’s proposed Crandon mine at the headwaters of the Wolf River. Artwork by Susan Simensky Bietila is included in this film: the Tommy Thompson jester puppet, the BAN CYANIDE banner […]

Virtual Panel: Science & the Environment

In the third panel of our 4-part panel series, Mining Wisconsin’s Riverways: Past & Present Issues & Activism, scientists and environmental experts describe what happens when mining technology meets the soil. Panelists Tina L. Van Zile is a Sokaogon Ojibwe and Forest County Potawatomi Native. She is also an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa […]

Wolf River Mining Project Update: Reduction in Number of Drilling Sites & Holes

by Ron James Wolf River Mining Project Update: Thanks to all the people asking questions to the DNR they had to add a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document on the DNR website addressing exploration on MFL enrolled land. Is their explanation acceptable? Due to increased public scrutiny Badger Minerals withdrawals some of the drilling sites and […]