• Autumn colors along Chapel Beach on a sunny fall day.

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Environmental Leadership

Grand Portal Point towers above Lake Superior.
Grand Portal Point
Hiawatha Interpretive Association photo

Sustainable is Attainable
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has progressively worked to develop and adopt sustainable practices. Many of these practices have simply been implemented by staff members adjusting operational procedures in day to day operations. Others have been developed through various initiatives and programs requiring outside funding sources. All rely on the commitment of park staff to look at what is done and try to make a difference.

Pictured Rocks views sustainability not only in how the park and its operations impact the environment, but also on how operations affect the health and safety of its employees and visitors. Almost universally, we have found that practices considered sustainable for the environment are equally beneficial for lakeshore employees. For instance, the production, use, and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials are of equal concern to both.

As the lakeshore's sustainability program evolves, we will continue to evaluate products, procedures, and operations to improve our sustainability scorecard.


Did You Know?

Kingston Lake Campground, owned State of Michigan, is located within Pictured Rocks NL's inland buffer zone.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...