Apostle Islands- National Wilderness
November 30, 2001
Are you aware of the wilderness suitability
study for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore? The National
Park Service is evaluating the park for possible inclusion
in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
They are seeking public input to direct
their decision. The majority of comments they have received
to date are opposed to wilderness designation. Those opposed
feel it will restrict the development of motorized access
to the islands.
Those in favor of wilderness protection
status for the park either don't exist, or are not commenting.
The deadline for comments is January
15, 2002. Please write to voice your comments, ideas and
Mail to: Superintendent, Apostle Islands
National Lakeshore Route 1 Box 4 Bayfield, WI 54814
Or e-mail to:
You can get more information about this
issue by going to: http://www.nps.gov/apis/wild_faq.htm
Or by calling Jim Nepstad at (715) 779-3398
Please share this information with friends
who care about the Apostle Islands.