A foundation document defines the purpose of a park's designation and existence and articulates park significance. A foundation document also identifies the park's fundamental resources and values, specifies interpretive themes, and describes special mandates and legal and policy requirements. The foundation is not a decision-making plan, but it provides the underlying groundwork for future management decisions.
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Purpose of the Park
The purpose of Isle Royale National Park is to set apart a remote island archipelago and surrounding waters in Lake Superior as a national park for the benefit and enjoyment of the public and to preserve and protect its wilderness character, cultural and natural resources, scenery, and ecological processes. Additionally, as a unit of the national park system, Isle Royale National Park provides opportunities for recreation, education and interpretation, and scientific study.
Significance of the Park
Last updated: May 6, 2020