Harvestable Wildlife Plan
The Wildlife Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (EA) for Harvestable Species has been approved at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
The enabling legislation for the Apostle Islands National Lakehsore directs park management to permit hunting, fishing, and trapping in accordance with the appropriate laws of Wisconsin and the United States. This same legislation also gives the park flexibility to "designate zones where, and establish periods when, no hunting, trapping, or fishing shall be permitted for reasons of public safety, administration, fish or wildlife management, or public use and enjoyment." This plan provides guidance specific to management of harvestable wildlife within the park. It does not address management of fish or other aquatic resources.
Final Plan and Environmental Assessment
Finding of No Significant Impact (49kb pdf)
Finding of No Significant Impact with signatures (4.75mb pdf)
Draft Plan/Environmental Assessment
Press Release (26kb pdf)
Draft Wildlife Wildlife Plan (741kb pdf)
Did You Know?
Apostle Islands NL has one of the newest federally designated wilderness area in the NPS (Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, 12/4/04).