• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety

    Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the trail to the Grand Sable Dunes north to the beach along Lake Superior to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety.

Alger Energy Savers

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Alger Energy Savers - 2011

With funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust teamed on an energy saving program called Alger Energy Savers. This program sought to help community members save money by reducing energy use while helping to protect public lands.

Through this community-based energy retrofit approach, the program helped show that energy efficiency can save individuals money, improve the comfort of their homes, and reduce the impacts of climate change on national parks such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more information ...
News Release - Energy Savings Program Comes to Alger County (January 2011)
News Release - Alger Energy Savers Program Concludes (January 2012)

Case Study - Engaging Communities to Address Climate Change: The Alger Energy Savers Program (December 2011, pdf)

Did You Know?

Bear claw scars on the smooth bark of an American beech tree.

Bear claw marks can be seen on the trunks of American beech trees because the bark is so smooth. Bears climb trees for safety and to eat beech nuts. The non-native beech bark disease is sweeping through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, killing many beech trees. Trees scarred with bear claw marks will be harder to find. More...