About Basswood and Birch

At Basswood and Birch, we are passionate about getting outside, enjoying the outdoors and leaving it better than we found it.  We believe it is important that we share our passion for the outdoors to inspire a new generation of adventures who are passionate about protecting our wild places for the next generation.

At Basswood and Birch, we have three Core Values that are fundamental to how we operate.

  • Share our love of the outdoors,
  • Protect our wild places, and
  • Leave No Trace.

Inspiration of Basswood and Birch

The inspiration for Basswood and Birch comes from our founder’s passion for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Each summer, he takes his two son’s on an adventure into the wilderness. Fostering a passion to leave no trace and protect the wilderness is fundamental to every trip they take.

An Eagle Scout and active outdoorsmen, Jon was able to explore the outdoors and have a number of defining expeditions that developed his passion for protecting our national treasures and inspiring others to explore the outdoors. Some of his favorite trips included: canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, backpacking across Northern New Mexico and Isle Royal National Park, and sailing through the Florida Keys.