2016 Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened In Voyageurs National Park

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Date: August 1, 2016
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Steve Windels, 218-283-6692

International Falls, MN:All of the park's 276 developed visitor use camping andhouseboat sites that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use.

The areas affected by the temporary closures reopened for public use were at:

Kabetogama Lake –Happy Landing Campsite (K-11), Camelback Island Campsite (K-3), Ek Bay Houseboat Site (K-47), and Yoder Island Houseboat Site (K-37)

Namakan Lake –Hamilton Bay Campsite (N-11) and Sexton Is. Campsite (N-62)

Rainy Lake –Skipper Rock Houseboat Site (R-45).

VNP natural resource managers follow the conservation management actions of the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Management Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c, 1940 as amended). Each year since 1992, the park has temporarily closed the land and water areas around active bald eagle nests to visitor use during their critical nesting periods.



Last updated: August 1, 2016

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