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ISLE ROYALE NP PLANS AN OPEN HOUSE FOR FISHERY, WATER RESOURCE AND WILDERNESS AND BACKCOUNTRY MANAGEMENT PLANS

The Isle Royale landscape has outstanding fisheries and aquatic resources. How will they be maintained for the future? The wilderness has become popular enough that up to 25% of visitors experience campsite sharing during the peak season.

If you would like to learn more about these issues and provide feedback to park managers, consider attending an open house on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing on February 26, or contact the park directly for more information.

The park is currently developing three separate management plans: the Fisheries Management Plan, Water Resources Management Plan, and Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan. The open house will share current information on the plans, discuss and identify critical issues, and collect suggestions from the public. Participants will learn more about these planning efforts, talk one-on-one with Isle Royale staff and other professionals involved in the planning, and share their ideas and concerns for the future of Isle Royale.

The open house will be held on February 26, 2003, from 6:30- 9:00 p.m. on the MSU campus in Room 183 of the Natural Resources Building, on Farm Lane between Trowbridge and Wilson Road. Free visitor parking is available after 6:00 p.m. at the rear of the building.

For more information on the open house or how to be placed on a planning mailing list, contact Ann Mayo Kiely, Wilderness Coordinator, at (906) 487-9080 Ext. 25 or isro_wbmp@nps.gov.