Who’s Involved (So Far)

The HOCP collaboration continues to grow as groups perceive the benefits of working together to the benefit of the public lands and communities along the Ontario/Minnesota border. The following organizations, listed alphabetically, have participated in meetings and/or have contributed financially to our work:

(Photo: Voyageurs National Park Association)

(Photo: Voyageurs National Park Association)

  • Arrowhead Coalition for Multiple Use
  • Arrowhead Lodge and Resort
  • Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  • Ash Trail Lodge
  • Atikokan Chamber of Commerce
  • Atikokan, City of
  • Atikokan  Economic Development Corporation
  • Atikokan SnoHo Snowmobile Club
  • Beaten Path Nordic Trails
  • Boreal Forest and Community Resilience Project (at the Univ. of Minn. Institute on the Environment)
  • Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
  • Canoe Canada Outfitters
  • Canoeing.com Limited
  • Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Conservationists with Common Sense – CWCS
  • Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • Cook County News Herald
  • Cook County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee
  • Cook County Visitors Bureau
  • Crane Lake Township
  • Destination Voyageurs National Park
  • Duluth
  • Duluth Sister Cities International
  • Eaton Associates
  • Ely Chamber of Commerce
  • Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation
  • Eskakwa Eco-adventure Co.
  • Eveleth
  • Forest Capital Partners
  • Fort Frances
  • Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Frances Downtown Business Improvement Area
  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
  • Friends of Chippewa Park
  • Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest
  • Friends of Quetico Provincial Park
  • Friends of Voyageurs National Park
  • Grand Marais
  • Grand Portage Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Grand Portage State Park
  • City of Greenstone
  • Gunflint Lodge
  • Gunflint Trail Historical Society
  • Hartley Nature Center
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • International Falls
  • Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
  • International Wolf Center
  • Izaak Walton League
  • Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park Cluster
  • Koochiching County Board
  • Koochiching County EDA
  • Lake County
  • Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian Environmental Center
  • Minnesota Arrowhead Association
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Environmental Partnership
  • Minnesota Forest Resources Council
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Minnesota Power
  • Mountain Iron
  • Neebing
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Parks – Rivers and Trails
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Neebing Economic Development
  • North of Superior Travel Association
  • North Shore Stewardship Association
  • Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership
  • Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
  • Northland Foundation
  • Oliver-Paipoonge
  • Ontario Parks
  • Ontario Trails Council
  • Outdoor Skills and Thrills
  • Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota
  • Path of the Paddle
  • PolyMet Mining
  • Quetico Foundation
  • Quetico Provincial Park
  • Quetico Superior Foundation
  • City of Ranier
  • Rainy Lake Conservancy
  • Rainy Lake Nordic
  • Rainy River First Nations
  • Raven Productions, Inc.
  • Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service
  • RTO 13C Northwest Ontario
  • Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures
  • St. Louis County Board
  • Sandy Point Lodge
  • Sawbill Outfitters
  • Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
  • Sierra Club
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
  • Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site
  • Superior National Forest
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Tourism Thunder Bay
  • Trans Canada Trail Ontario
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Minnesota Center for Hardwood Ecology
  • Urban Connections–Twin Cities
  • Visit Cook County
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Voyageurs National Park Association
  • Wilderness Inquiry
  • Wilderness News
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
  • WoodsPort Cottages

Steering Committee

The HOCP steering committee meets on a regular basis to carry out the joint efforts as decided by the group.

It consists of staff or volunteers from the following organizations:

  • Friends of the Boundary Waters WildernessTBWaterfront
  • Cook County/Grand Marais EDA
  • Thunder Bay Tourism
  • Ontario Provincial Parks
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Superior National Forest
  • St. Louis County Board
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Voyageurs National Park Association
  • Atikokan Economic Development
  • Township Neebing Ontario
  • Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  • Path of the Paddle Association

Steering Committee Chair

Doug Franchot, Voyageurs National Park Association – Clara Butikofer  Neebing Township (Vice)