An 8.5-mile trail from the fort on Lake Superior up to the Pigeon River led fur traders to the interior of the continent. Today, "Kitchi Onigaming" (Ojibwe for "the great carrying place") is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe Indians.
Take a walk up the path and explore our resource briefs and reports to learn more about what we're learning at Grand Portage National Monument.
Resources Briefs are condensed versions of our technical reports. They rely on graphics and images more than dense scientific writing, but anyone who is intrigued and wants to know more can always use the resource brief as an entry into the report.
A series of maps show the locations and extent of landscape disturbances in and around Grand Portage National Monument (Minnesota) from the period 1995 through 2018. This video resource brief is a product of the Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network's Landscape Dynamics monitoring program and accompanies a report found at https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2293284.
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Dragonfly Mercury Project
Find out the latest about mercury and dragonfly larvae at your park!
As a foundational part of the aquatic food web, dragonfly larvae we collect each summer are tested for mercury in the environment, which helps us understand mercury contamination at higher levels of the food web.
Visit the website below to find the latest "dragonflier" for Grand Portage.
The Dragonfly Mercury Project Annual Data Fliers (usgs.gov)
Last updated: October 4, 2023