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Welcome to the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium. We’re pleased to present the web edition, which follows our 2-day live virtual event, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

To kick off the event, Alan Brew and Lynne Dominy deliver opening remarks on how this event came to be and what “resource stewardship” really means, as we celebrate the past and plan for the future of this national treasure.

Symposium Program in PDF format

Coverage of Lynne Dominy’s opening remarks

Presenter biographies

Lynne Dominy, Superintendent, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Lynne Dominy

Lynne became the superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, on the southern shore of Lake Superior in 2019.

As a steward of this great lakes landscape, Lynne supports an exceptional team of managers and staff focused on operating and stewarding this national lakeshore. Her 30 years in the NPS includes various positions held at Acadia NP, Little Bighorn NM, Bandelier NM, Point Reyes NS, Grand Canyon NP, and Carlsbad Caverns NP.

Lynne loves working with skilled and passionate NPS teams and park partners to communicate the importance of our sites and to engage communities and visitors in their stewardship. She enjoys creative problem solving and working with staff to find real solutions to management issues.

Lynne cares deeply about Tribal and community relationships and values the importance of creating the next generation of park stewards through youth engagement. Lynne has a deep passion for our nation’s water resources- our relationship to them for navigation, survival, recreation, and relaxation. She is an avid kayaker, photographer, and swimmer so she spends as much time as possible in and on the water.

Alan Brew, Executive Director, Sigurd Olson Institute, Northland College

Alan Brew

Alan Brew is director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and an English professor at Northland College.

He was introduced to the Apostle Islands twenty years ago while co-leading a nature writing program for high school students that included paddling to Oak and Stockton Islands in a 36-foot birch bark canoe. Paddling among the Islands is now an integral part of his life on the Big Lake.


This online event is supported by Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Northland College, the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service and the Bayfield Heritage Association.

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