• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

Climate Change - Links and Resources

National Park Service Climate Change Links

Climate Friendly Parks Program
http://www.nps.gov/climatefriendlyparks/

NPS Climate Change Response Program (includes a link to the 2010 NPS Climate Change Response Strategy)
http://www.nature.nps.gov/climatechange/

NPS Climate Friendly Parks Program
http://www.doyourpartparks.org/

Climate Friendly Parks - Apostle Islands
Global climate change will impact Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's different ecosystems to varying degrees.



National Park Service Great Lakes Climate Change Resources

Climate Change Podcast (12.3mb mp3 file)

Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes (2.1mb pdf)

Climate Change Impacts to the Great Lakes: Lessons from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands (3.5mb pdf, 2014)

Impacts of Midwest Warming on the Great Lakes National Parks (Brochure, 2007)

Understanding the Science of Climate Change - Impacts to the Great Lakes (Summary of scientific knowledge, 2010 - 3mb)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Best Management Practices

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Climate Friendly Action Plan
(Analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategy, 2008)



Other Links and Resources

National Parks in Peril
RMCO has written and released, in partnership with national organizations, several reports detailing the effects of climate disruption on the West and across the country.

Great Lakes National Parks in Peril (3.79 pdf)
Human disruption of the climate is the greatest threat ever to America's national parks. This report details the particular threats that a changed climate poses to our Great Lakes national parks-those within the lakes or on their shores.

Climate change hits mightiest of the Great Lakes
Climate change isn't just hitting polar bears and melting glaciers. Scientists and advocates say it's affecting the Great Lakes too, even Lake Superior, the lake that's so big, all the other Great Lakes could fit inside with room to spare. WBEZ Chicago Public Radio story.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_and_data_reports.shtml

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
http://www.wicci.wisc.edu/

 
Do Your Park for Climate Friendly Parks

Do Your Part for Climate Friendly Parks!Learn what you can do to help reduce climate change impacts on America’s national parks through this interactive online program. Do Your Part will help you understand and reduce carbon emissions and other global-warming gases.

 
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Travel Green Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been certified as a Travel Green business since 2006. Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary, affordable program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental and social impact.

Apostle Islands NL Certification Summary

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