Isle Royale National Park

With shutdown over, Isle Royale wolf-moose study back on track

(National Park Service)A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials said. Scientists and support personnel were rushing to salvage what usually is…

More wolf relocations to Isle Royale park planned for 2019

(National Park Service)HOUGHTON, Mich. — Officials at Isle Royale National Park say they’ve wrapped up the first phase of a multi-year effort to rebuild the gray wolf population. Three females and one male were trapped on the Minnesota mainland in recent weeks and flown to the Lake Superior park. Another died during transit. Two other wolves were already at the…

National parks in Michigan see increase in tourism

(National Park Service)DETROIT — Federal data show that tourism to Michigan’s national parks has increased. Figures from the National Park Service show that tourism is up more than 5 percent at the state’s national parks through July, The Detroit News reported. The parks have seen a record number of visitors over the last two years. Reports show that Michigan parks…

Adding wolves at Isle Royale National Park?

National Park Service is considering four alternatives — two that would include relocating wolves to Isle Royale, and two that would mean doing nothing, basically letting nature take its course regarding the dwindling wolf population at the park.