Goals and objectives are the engine that drives the Integrated Environmental Plan (IEP) forward on a year-by-year basis. They are focused upon identified significant impacts, thus allowing park staff to focus their resources on what is most important during any given annual cycle. Over a longer term, goals and objectives are related to our future visions in that they demonstrate whether progress over time is on a trajectory to attain the associated future vision.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore commits to all reasonable efforts to implement sustainable practices in planning, operations, management decisions, and policy development, consistent with the policy framework contained within the parks Environmental Commitment Statement. These commitments are realized each year through the setting and achievement of goals, objectives, and targets as part of the environmental planning process guided by its IEP.
Our General Goals To Improve Sustainability:
- Increase fleet efficiency - Use automobiles and boats that consume less fuel or use cleaner and renewable energy sources
- Increase building efficiency - Reduce energy and water consumption, investigate and integrate energy efficient technologies into new buildings or retrofit projects.
- Improved fuel management - Reduce fuel consumption overall and manage fuel use more conservatively (through consolidated trips and other strategies)
- Track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the main contributor to climate change
A Sample Of Some Of Our Projects And Achievements To Improve Sustainability: