Kevin Proescholdt has worked to protect Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and other wild places for nearly forty years. A former wilderness guide in the BWCAW, he has written widely about wilderness and wilderness conservation. He helped pass the 1978 BWCAW Act through Congress, the struggle about which he wrote in the 1995 book, Troubled Waters: The Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, published by North Star Press. Glimpses of Wilderness, the author’s insights into the nature and value of wilderness areas, was published in 2015 by North Star Press. Today he works as the conservation director for Wilderness Watch, a national wilderness conservation organization.