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:

  • 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
  • Municipality of Neebing
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Parks – Rivers and Trails
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Neebing Economic Development
  • North Country Canoe Outfitters and Pine Point Lodge
  • Northern Wilds
  • North of Superior Travel Association
  • North Shore Stewardship Association
  • Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership
  • Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
  • Northland Foundation
  • Northwoods Volunteer Connection
  • 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
  • Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats
  • 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:

TBWaterfront

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Thunder Bay Tourism

Ontario Provincial Parks

Neebing Economic Development

Superior National Forest

St. Louis County Board

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park Association

Grand Portage National Monument

International Falls/Rainy Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

Path of the Paddle Association

Atikokan Economic Development