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An unusual aspect of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is that hunting, trapping, and fishing are permitted in the park according to Federal and State laws.
Now, celebrating the 50th year of the National Lakeshore, and with a strong Board of Directors and a growing base of financial support and programmatic outreach, FAINL is poised for considerable growth and impact. Secure funding, a substantial and growing endowment, and tremendous growth opportunities makes it possible for FAINL to seek its first Executive Director.
Today, Neil is travelling back in time 60 years to participate in what was probably the largest campout in the history of the Apostle Islands.
Powerful windstorms this summer toppled hundreds of trees throughout the park, including a stand of century old red pines just north of the “Bowl” at the mainland caves.
The newly designated historic district holds a unique collection of three neighboring properties at Sand Island’s southeastern edge.
From the sandstone ledge on the shore of this island named for a large furry animal you can see Devils Island across the lake to the north.
Tons of boulders now protect a fragile shoreline and historic structures on Sand Island.
Today Neil is taking a close look at efforts to help revegetate the sandscape on this island, once home to a thriving fishing industry.
This island is home to the first lighthouse and the tallest lighthouse in the park.