• View of Southern Wisconsin from the Ice Age NST

    Ice Age

    National Scenic Trail Wisconsin

Long Range Interpretive Plan

The purpose of this Long Range Interpretive Plan (LRIP) is to idenify the significant nautral, cultural and biological resources of the project area and the best ways to engage visitors. The recommendations in the LRIP include a portfolio of interpretive media, curriculum based education strategies and products that will help the National Park Service satisfy visitor expectations.

Cover and Table of Contents

Foundation for Planning
Introduction
Legislative Background
Purpose
Statements of Significance
Primary Interpretive Themes
Management Goals
Audience
Segments
Desired Visitor Experiences
Issues and Opportunities

Existing Conditions
Background
Information and Orientation
The Audience
Experiencing the Trail
Interpretive Partners
Personnel

Recommendations
Introduction
Next Steps for the Long Range Interpretive plan
The American Great Outdoors (AGO) Project
Programs, Services and Media
Interpretive Infrastructure
Evaluation

Background Materials
Maps
Map for all Themes
Map for Theme One: The Landscape
Map for Theme Two: People and the Land
Map for Theme Three: Environmental Conditions
Map for Theme Four: Ice Age national Scenic Trail
Map for Theme Five: America's Great Outdoors (AGO) Project
Images of AGO Sites and Interpretive themes
Matrix
Matrix: Geologic Features-Characteristics
Matrix: Environmental Features-Characteristics
Matrix: Cultural Features/Characteristics

Glossary of Geologic Terms

Did You Know?

The Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation logo featuring Monty the Mammoth.

The non-profit partner for the Ice Age Trail, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, was founded in 1958. The trail was designated as a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 1980 and a State Scenic Trail by the Wisconsin legislature in 1987.