Cell Tower Poll

Moderators: satchmoa, Andrew Revering

Should companies be able to build structures visable from non-motorized wilderness lakes?

You may select 1 option

 
 
View results

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Gary Dan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:19 pm

I'm a big fan of NO cell towers in BWCA. However I know that "We the People" will never stop the $$ so how about if they are gonna put one up its a "Tree Tower"? At least it wouldn't completely kill the view..

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/faketree.htm

Image
Gary Dan
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:12 pm

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby twomanydogs » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:12 pm

No! I live on the Gunflint Trail, outside of the Boundry Waters.
User avatar
twomanydogs
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 3:42 pm

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby mjgallagher » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:52 am

Wilderness is wilderness, meaning no cell phones. Emergencies have been handled in this area without phones for years without those pesky little devices.
mjgallagher
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Krissy Snyder » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:14 pm

No cell phone towers.
Krissy Snyder
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Scared Mamma » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:49 am

After seeing the National Weather Reports this week for the Boundary Waters I am all for at least one cell phone tower. My 14 yr old is out there with the Boy Scouts and I would just like confirmation that he is alive. I think they are a necessary evil in todays world of instant gratification and I just want to know that our Troop is ok.
Scared Mamma
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Carolyn Larsen » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:06 am

Yes! Bring 'em on!!!! If it's not "in" the BWCA screw 'em.
Carolyn Larsen
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Adam Harju » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:07 am

It is sad that wr can't go.without them for a few days, but maybe we could instill some kind of ridiculous service charge that would be mandated to go towards preservation?
Adam Harju
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Mike Bauer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:08 am

Well, there is a specific line. One side is BWCAW, the other side is not. There is not a "buffer zone." I would not like to see towers within the B-dub.
Mike Bauer
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Layne Kennedy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Stripping away part of the wilderness experience has consequences on many layers. Being able to email photos of your Northern Pike catch to pals back in the city means you are missing part of that wilderness experience. Why are so many afraid to be alone?
Layne Kennedy
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Howie Meyer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:34 pm

Better yet a moat around the Twin Cities...
Howie Meyer
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Marc Loan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Don't do it.
Marc Loan
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby VoyageurNorth » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:06 pm

Layne Kennedy wrote:Stripping away part of the wilderness experience has consequences on many layers. Being able to email photos of your Northern Pike catch to pals back in the city means you are missing part of that wilderness experience. Why are so many afraid to be alone?


More of the reason for the tower is so that the people who live out in that area will be able to get cell phone service. When we get a bad storm or lightning strike, there are no land lines that work. (up here that happens fairly often) The only way to get a call out would be on a cell.
Not to commercialize, but just to let you know I am one of those "outfitter types" :-)

1829 East Sheridan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731
1-800-848-5530
User avatar
VoyageurNorth
Moderator
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:01 pm
Location: Ely, Minnesota

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Clark Bloomquist » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:08 pm

The agreement that established the BWCA, (Notice no extra W.) was a compromise, There is NO buffer.
Clark Bloomquist
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Postby Mark Cherne » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:10 pm

The new one in Afton looks quite a bit like a big ol' pine tree. Perhaps that would help?
Mark Cherne
 

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Previous

Return to Cell Towers in the BWCA

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron