Isle Royale National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Isle Royale National Park

(roi`əl), 571,790 acres (231,575 hectares), comprising about 200 islands, in Lake Superior, NW Mich.; est. 1940. Isle Royale, 210 sq mi (544 sq km), is the largest island in Lake Superior; Greenstone Ridge extends along its entire length. Glaciated, the island has many lakes, streams, and inlets and remains a roadless, forested wilderness. Its abundant wildlife includes beaver, fox, moose, timber wolves, and many birds. The French, lured by the fur trade, named the island in 1671. Isle Royale became U.S. territory in 1783 and was ceded to the United States by the Chippewa in 1843. It was mined for copper from 1843 to 1899; large areas of forest were burned to expose the ore and to build settlements. In the early 1900s the island was a popular vacation retreat. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Isle Royale National Park

Address:800 East Lakeshore Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:906-482-0984
Fax:906-422-8753
Web: www.nps.gov/isro/
Size: 571,790 acres.
Established: Authorized on March 3, 1931. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1980.
Location:In the northwest corner of Lake Superior, accessible only by boat or seaplane. Passenger ferries are available from Houghton or Copper Harbor, Michigan, or from Grand Portage, Minnesota. Seaplane service is available from Houghton, Michigan to Rock Harbor or Windigo on Isle Royale.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, visitor centers (é), self-guided tour/trail. Park is open to the public from mid-April through October.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing cruises.
Special Features:This forested island, the largest in Lake Superior, is 45 miles long and 9 miles wide at its widest point, and includes submerged lands which extend 4.5 miles out into the lake. The roadless island is distinguished by its wilderness character, wildlife that includes timberwolves and moose, pre-Columbian copper mines, and historic lighthouses and shipwrecks.

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Specimens collected in Isle Royale National Park, Denali National Park, or the KNWR were obtained from animals that died of natural causes.
Reduced predator species diversity has allowed moose population density to reach uncommonly high levels on Isle Royale National Park compared to most other North American subpopulations (Peterson 1995, Karns 1998, Peterson et al.
Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior about 25-30 km from the nearest mainland, has supported moose since the early 1900s.
Currently, similar data are collected only at Isle Royale National Park where hair loss is monitored as an index of tick numbers (Delguidice et al.
Moose browsing and soil fertility in the boreal forest of Isle Royale National Park.
For further information or to receive an application package, write to The Artist-in-Residence Program, Isle Royale National Park, 800 E.
A perspective on wolf-moose relations in Isle Royale National Park (544-[km.
Eagle Harbor, Michigan, is an inviting community for visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula and provides a good place to embark on adventures to both Keweenaw National Historical Park and Isle Royale National Park.
Production of aquatic macrophytes and its utilization by moose on Isle Royale National Park.
Parks range from the remote ocean expanses of Dry Tortugas National Park in the Gulf of Mexico to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior and even Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming, which contains sunken steamboats, submerged docks, and remains of wagons.
The conference opened with a special session covering the results of 40 years of ecological research on Isle Royale National Park.
At Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, the park's wolf population has reached 29, the number that can be naturally sustained on the park's 210 square miles of land.