Visit the Harvest Camp!

In 2013, the Lac Courte Orielles Tribe set up the Harvest and Education Learning Project (HELP) Camp near the site of Gogebic Taconite's proposed open-pit iron mine, on Iron County Forest land. In March, 2014, the camp was forced to move to private property across the street from the original site, but the new camp is better than ever and the old camp is still available for primitive camping by visitors up to 14 days. The camp is intended to educate visitors and locals about geology, ecology, traditional lifeways, and Anishinaabe treaty rights. The camp also plays an important role in keeping tabs on Gogebic Taconite activities around the proposed mine site as they continue preparations to submit a mining permit application. Camp staff are usually on-site, and drop-in visitors are welcome. All are encouraged to visit this beautiful piece of land with direct access to the Tyler Forks River, a swimmable and kayakable Class II trout stream. The camp is seven miles east of Mellen off State Highway 77, on Moore Park Road. More about the camp can be found at http://unitedindefenseofthewater.com/.

If you would like a full tour of the beautiful Penokee Hills, contact the Penokee Hills Education Project at least 72 hours in advance by e-mailing Frank Koehn at savethewatersedge@gmail.com.