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The National Park Service Initiates Environmental Impact Statement for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan at Isle Royale National Park

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Date: October 20, 2022
Contact: Liz Valencia, 906-369-7146
Contact: Denice Swanke

HOUGHTON, MICH –  The National Park Service announces a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan at Isle Royale National Park. With this announcement, the National Park Service introduces a broad range of actions for managing wilderness and cultural resources within wilderness inside the park boundary, as well as preliminary issues and potential impacts associated with wilderness management. In addition, this plan will determine preservation and use of historic structures in potential and designated wilderness. This plan/EIS will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

The plan/EIS will describe how wilderness resources would be affected by the no action alternative and two action alternatives that address recreation opportunities and other management of wilderness, including the management of historic properties within wilderness. This initial scoping period is open for public review and comment for 30 days. A newsletter describing the purpose and need for the project and potential alternatives is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: .

Comments may be submitted online at, or by mailing or hand delivering comments to Superintendent, Isle Royale National Park, Wilderness Stewardship Plan, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896.



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Last updated: October 24, 2022

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