Penokee Hills Information Directory

Protecting the Penokee Hills and Bad River Watershed of Northern Wisconsin

In Northern Wisconsin, GTAC intends to dig the world's largest open-pit taconite mine—4.5 miles long, 1000 feet wide, and 900 feet deep for phase one—at the top of the Bad River watershed, which flows through the Bad River reservation and into Lake Superior.

In this ecologically delicate area, a mine of this size spells certain environmental disaster for our wetlands, rivers, groundwater, and cultural heritage for generations to come.

Below you will find links to contact information, websites, news, maps, and blogs, media, and more.

New: Submit writings, artwork, or photos for inclusion in the upcoming Penokees Zine! Submissions can be made to

New: If you missed it, see information and photos from the recent Bodies on the Ice event here!