To conclude the Symposium, Lynne Dominy delivers a challenge to you, no matter what your relationship to the national lakeshore may be.
In this presentation, program directors Ian Karl and Toben Lafrançois highlight the photos and reflections from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s next generation of water protectors in celebration of it’s 50th anniversary.
Through the Eyes of Fourth Graders is a book written and illustrated by students about their experiences in the natural environments of the area.
We investigated wetland hydrology, geomorphology, vegetation, macro-invertebrates, and fish to identify communities or wetland types that are most at risk of climate-related impacts.
How might climate change affect Apostle Islands National Lakeshore? It’s a simple question with lots of potential answers!
Our findings suggest that the Apostle Islands were naturally recolonized by progeny of translocated individuals and now act as a source back to the reintroduction sites on the mainland.
Long-term changes in small mammal populations across the archipelago likely reflect reduction of human extractive activities following the establishment of the national lakeshore and the corresponding succession of vegetative communities.
To determine how human activity and footprint affect the spatiotemporal activity of wildlife on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, we monitored the carnivore community for five years (2014-2018) using camera traps.
The Apostles support 6 species of salamanders and 7-9 species of frogs.
Partnerships with tribal, state, and federal officials have been key to monitoring piping plovers in the islands.