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    Voyageurs

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Air Quality

Park from above

Most people who visit national parks expect clean air and clear views. Given its remote location on the northern edge of Minnesota's border with Canada, Voyageurs National Park (NP) experiences relatively good air quality. However, the park lies downwind of pollution from sources in the Midwest and Canada, as well as nearby industrial sources like paper mills. Airborne pollutants can harm the park's natural and scenic resources such as wildlife, vegetation, surface waters, and visibility.

For more information about Air Quality at Voyageurs National Park click on links below

http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/aris/voya/index.cfm

http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/aris/voya/impacts.cfm

http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/aris/voya/studiesMonitoring.cfm

Did You Know?

close-up view of showy ladyslipper orchid, Minnesota's state flower

You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.