• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Park Planning

Link to the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment site. This site provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents on public review. Users of the site can submit comments for documents available for public review.

**Wabash Avenue/Porter Access Environmental Assessment


Format & Size

Last Updated
2012 IDNL Capstone Economic Impact Study pdf 2.56 mb 5/2012
Business Plan pdf 191k 2001
Deer Management Plan EIS 2012 pdf 9.76mb 4/2012
Fire Management Plan pdf 883k 7/2004
Fire Management Plan Appendices pdf 1221k 7/2004
General Management Plan pdf 5.91mb 1997
Shoreline Restoration and Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Summer 2011 pdf 1,529k 7/2011
Strategic Plan 2008 pdf 941k 3/2000
Visitor Survey Card Data Report pdf 22k 09/2009
Report to the Community 2009 pdf 3.1mb 03/2009
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Study pdf 3.7mb 09/2010
Good Fellow Club Youth Camp EA (12-10-2010)
(Environmental Assessment Report)
pdf 11.46mb
Long-Range Interpretive Plan 2011 pdf 3.67mb 5/10/2011
National Park Service Fact Sheet on
Proposed Transfer of U.S. Highway 12
pdf 59.0kb 10/26/11

Current Projects:

Project Title Project Type NEPA Type
Great Lakes Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment Implementation Plan EA
Shoreline Restoration and Management Plan - Environmental Impact Statement Resource Management Plan EIS
Wabash Avenue/Porter Access Environmental Assessment Other EA
Cowles Bog Restoration EA Determination of Impairment Resource Management Plan EA
Cowles Bog Restoration EA FONSI Resource Management Plan EA
Cowles Bog Restoration EA Resource Management Plan EA

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.