• A mid-afternoon veiw down the expanse of Isle Royale National Park.  Photo taken from the Mount Ojibway Fire Tower.

    Isle Royale

    National Park Michigan

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Wolf Management



National Park Service

In November, Isle Royale National Park held a series of public meetings to discuss the status of wolf management in the park. During the meetings, the Natural Resources team presented information about the history of wolves on Isle Royale, climate change implications, and current and future status. This information is found in the following documents:
Using Climate Change Scenarios to Explore Management at Isle Royale National Park
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Policy Conundrums in the National Park: Nature, Culture, and the Wolves of Isle Royale
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History of an Ancient and Remote Wilderness Archipelago
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Island Biogeography at Play on Isle Royale
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Canada Lynx Restoration at Isle Royale National Park: A Feasibility Study
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Mammals on Isle Royale - Historical Context
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Policy Conundrums, Disparate Voices and the Wolves of Isle Royale
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Species Introduction/Population Dynamics
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Questions Remain for wolves on Isle Royale National Park - News Release 4/9/2014
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Did You Know?

A dark shinning rock outcrop glistens from the rain.

The last glacier receded from this area about 10,000 years ago. As the glaciers melted, they formed a huge lake which permanently separated Isle Royale from the mainland. Today, the coolness of the big lake (Lake Superior) creates a climate in which artic plant species grow.