Voyageurs National Park

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

218,200 acres (88,340 hectares), N Minnesota. The park contains forested lake country noted for its sports fishing and glacial features. In the 18th cent. the region was a trade route for French-Canadian voyageurs (fur traders). Authorized in 1971, it was fully established as a national park in 1975. 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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Voyageurs National Park

Address:3131 Hwy 53 S
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:218-283-9821
Fax:218-285-7407
Web: www.nps.gov/voya/
Size: 218,200 acres.
Established: Authorized on January 8, 1971; established on April 8, 1975.
Location:In northern Minnesota, near the US/Canadian border, 15 miles east of International Falls and 300 miles north of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Voyageurs is a water-based park (nearly one-third of the park is water). Access to the Kabetogama peninsula, the islands, and nearly all of the park's shoreline is by watercraft.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This waterway of four large lakes connected by narrows was once the route of the French-Canadian voyageurs who paddled birch bark canoes full of animal pelts and trade goods on their way to Lake Athabaska in Canada. Park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world.

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Caption: WOLVES in and around Voyageurs National Park rely on diverse food sources during the warm season, including fish, beavers, blueberries, bear gut piles and candy.
We modeled the ambient temperature during the time when a moose was bedded as the dependent variable (transformed by the natural log; National Climate Data Center 2011a, b) for day and night bed sites separately using independent variables describing environmental conditions (Table 1), study site (Superior National Forest and Voyageurs National Park), and sex.
(1) National Park Service, Voyageurs National Park, 360 Highway 11 E, International Falls, Minnesota 56649; (2) Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, 5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, Minnesota 55811; (3) Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, P.O.
APPENDIX I.-Source clusters based on hierarchical cluster analysis for beaver forage species (n = 6 for each species), Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, Jul.-Aug.
It is comprised of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
Back in the Nation's Icebox, Kasich is philosophical but pointed about surviving trying times in the north woods: "We have our pristine wilderness, we have Voyageurs National Park -- but we don't have the traffic." Still, he says, "We think we can wait it out.
Key words: beavers; boundary effects; Castor canadensis; dispersal; fish assemblages; landscape; Minnesota; pond succession; spatial hierarchy; spatial scale; successional mosaic; Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota (USA).
His latest crusade is the fight to protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park from further motorized traffic.
SEVERAL DECADES AGO, CATTAILS WITH NARROW LEAVES and short, brown flower spikes started growing along the bays of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
"There was a lot of excitement, and memories of the laughter, smiles, and hope-filled faces of friends and strangers lifted our spirits many times over the next 101 days." The Freemans live in canoe country in Grand Marais, Minnesota, near the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park on the US side and the Quetico Provincial Park on the Canadian side.