Grand Portage National Monument

The fort on the shore of Grand Portage Bay
The fort on Grand Portage Bay and Hat Island, seen from Mt. Rose

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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.

Resource Briefs

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.

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3443 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Reports

These technical reports are produced by network staff and other scientists working at Grand Portage. Lots of information, lots of fascinating discoveries.

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3444 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Trail Monitoring Protocol

Network and park staff developed a special protocol to monitor the condition and maintenance needs of the Grand Portage trail. Though specific to Grand Portage, it could be adapted by other parks for their trail systems.

Gafvert, U., and B. Seitz. 2018. Trail monitoring protocol: Grand Portage National Monument. Natural Resource Report. NPS/GLKN/NRR—2018/1735. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Last updated: October 11, 2018