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Ed note:
Resources specific to a region (for example the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness), rather than to the state as a whole, will be found in the corresponding Route Information post.

National Parks.
Voyageurs National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm

National Forests.
Chippewa National Forest.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... %2520Home/
Wikipedia entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chippewa_National_Forest
Superior National Forest.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... st-%20Home
Wikpedia entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_National_Forest

State Parks.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html

Minnesota Tourism.
http://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx

Environmental NGOs.
Minnesota Environmental Partnership.
Ed note: MEP comprises ~80 environmental organisations; I have posted links for only a few of them.
http://mepartnership.org/
Environment Minnesota.
http://www.environmentminnesota.org/home
Nature Conservancy of Minnesota.
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/re ... /index.htm
Audubon Minnesota.
http://www.audubon.org/locations/audubon-minnesota#
Sierra Club, North Star Chapter.
http://minnesota.sierraclub.org/
Sierra Club; Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships: Minnesota.
http://www.sierraclub.org/ej/programs/mn.aspx
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
http://www.mncenter.org/
Wildlands Project.
http://www.freedom.org/el-97/sep97/wild-sep97.htm

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
http://anthropology.si.edu/handbook.htm
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois. 1978.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information.
To be augmented.
Minnesota Historical Society.
http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm

Sigurd F Olson.
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... ntents.htm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.
http://www.northland.edu/sigurd-olson-e ... erview.htm
Listening Point Foundation.
http://www.listeningpointfoundation.org/
Voyageurs 1955: The Churchill River.
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... _diary.htm
Photos:
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... photos.htm
Voyageurs 1957: Reindeer Lake to Stony Rapids.
Photos included.
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... _diary.htm
Voyageurs 1959: Camsell River to Great Bear and the Mackenzie.
Photos included.
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... 0river.htm
Voyageurs 1964: The Hudson Bay Diary.
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... _diary.htm
Photos:
http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sig ... photos.htm

Paddling clubs and associations.
Minnesota Canoe Association.
http://www.canoe-kayak.org/content.aspx ... _id=709151
Ed note: Sources for most of the following are
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/ ... tions.html
http://www.canoekayak.com/start-paddling/clubs/
http://peteandedbooks.com/cclubs.htm
http://www.canoeing.com/advanced/clubs.htm#mn
http://www.seakayakermag.com/community/ ... idwest.htm
End note.
Cascaders Canoe and Kayak Club.
4408 Edmund Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55406
612 722 2875
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
http://glska.freehostia.com/
Inland Sea Kayakers.
http://www.inlandseakayakers.org/
Mankato Paddling and Outings Club.
http://www.hickorytech.net/~mrbscr/
Rapids Riders.
http://www.rapidsriders.org ; http://www.rapidsriders.net
River Ramblers.
http://www.river-ramblers.org/RiverRamblers2011.html
Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club. (Minneapolis)
http://www.skoac.org
Team River Runner. (Minneapolis)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Rive ... 3279137803

Links for paddlers.
Minnesota Watercraft Licences.
Watercraft operated in Minnesota must be licensed; currently, fees total $24 for a canoe or kayak up to and including 19 feet in length. Regulations and other information are provided at
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/wat ... index.html
Minnesota Waters.
American Whitewater.
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... _state_MN_
MN Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources.
http://geology.com/lakes-rivers-water/minnesota.shtml
MN Department of Natural Resources; River Levels and Notes.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/river_levels/index.html
MN Water Trails Organisations.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/ ... tions.html
USGS Minnesota Water Science Center.
http://mn.water.usgs.gov/
USGS Real-Time Water Data.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mn/nwis/rt
Wikipedia List of Minnesota Lakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_Minnesota
Wikipedia List of Minnesota Rivers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ri ... _Minnesota
Minnesota Highway Map.
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/statemap/
National Weather Service.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crh/
Minnesota weather.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weatherbystate/minnesota
http://www.weathercentral.com/weather/u ... index.html
NOAA Marine Forecast, Lake Superior, Duluth area.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/ ... /dlhmz.htm
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Lake Superior.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/WestGL.shtml
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Paddling information, offline.
To be augmented.
Breining, Greg. Paddling Minnesota. Falcon (1999).
Diebel, Lynne and Robert. Paddling Southern Minnesota: 85 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak. Trails Books (2007).
Diebel, Lynne Smith. Paddling Northern Minnesota: 86 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak. Trails Books (2005).
Lind, David J. Canoeing the Driftless: A Paddler’s Guide for Southeastern Minnesota. AuthorHouse (2004).
Nute, Grace Lee. The Voyageur's Highway: Minnesota's Border Lake Land. Minnesota Historical Society Press (1941).

Paddling information, online.
To be augmented.
Minnesota Water Trails.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/az.html

Paddling sites.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area. (Adam Amato)
http://bwca.com/
bwcaboard.com
http://bwcaboard.com/
Canoe Country.
http://www.canoecountry.com/
Canoe Stories. (Jim Hegyi)
http://www.canoestories.com/
canoeing.com
http://canoeing.com/
paddling.net
http://www.paddling.net/
http://www.paddling.net/places/MN/
Quiet Journey.
http://www.quietjourney.com/
To be augmented.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.
None.