• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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  • WI DOT Road Construction on HWY 13

    The Wisconsin DOT plans to replace three culverts on WIS 13 between Cornucopia and Red Cliff. Culverts will be replaced at these locations: Saxine Creek, Saxine Tributary, and Sand River Tributary. The construction may impact your trip to Apostle Islands. More »

  • Current Closures

    There are current closures of areas within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Click for more information and see if these closures will affect your trip. More »

Climate Change and Sustainability

"The management implications for protecting species, biological communities, and physical resources within finite land management boundaries in a rapidly changing climate are complex and without precedent." - Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service (October 28, 2009)


In response to the impacts that climate change will have on all of our nation's national parks, the National Park Service (NPS) has established an overarching Climate Change Response Strategy , which is active here at Apostle Islands as well. Efforts of the NPS Climate Change Response Program are coordinated around four areas: Adaptation, Mitigation, Science and Education. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore actively works to integrate all four areas into park planning, management, operations, and staff culture. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Sustainability Policy outlines the park's dedication to policies and practices that improve environmental performance and fosters long-term sustainability. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is also proud to pioneer the Integrated Environmental Plan (IEP). The park's IEP is a unique umbrella tool that organizes and optimizes environmental stewardship initiatives so greening can be accomplished efficiently and effectively.

 
Climate Change Video Vimeo
Adapting to Climate Change in the Apostle Islands: Opportunity in a Crisis
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore staff discuss the impacts of climate change on the park and how the National Park Service is responding in a 5 minute video produced by the NPS Climate Change Response Program. See the video here.

Did You Know?

Workers at quarry

Brownstone (sandstone) was shipped from quarries in the Apostle Islands at the end of the 19th century to midwestern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St. Paul where it was used to build some of the cities' most distinctive landmarks.