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E-M:/ Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness designation



 
The Traverse Group of the Sierra Club presents:
Tom Ulrich, Assistant Superintendent of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Tuesday, January 25th, 7:00pm at the Traverse Area District Library
for a special program:
 
WILDERNESS PRESERVATION
IN THE SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
The National Park Service (NPS) presentation will provide background
information on the wilderness issue at Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore (SLBE) and discuss possible ways to address it.  These informal
presentations are being made to groups with a known interest in wilderness
at SLBE, in order to establish a productive dialogue about wilderness
issues.  The NPS is trying to form a strategy to resolve the wilderness
issue in a manner that will meet the Lakeshore mission and be supported by
a wide range of interests.  In the interim, the proposed wilderness areas
will continue to be administered to maintain their “presently existing
wilderness character.”  This means that county roads, including those going
to beaches, will remain open and that the proposed wilderness areas are
available for hiking, swimming, camping, canoeing, sightseeing, hunting,
fishing, and other non-mechanized activities.
 
Anyone with an interest in the preservation of wilderness park land is welcome and encouraged to attend. 
 
For more information contact:
Monica Evans, Chair
Traverse Group of the Sierra Club
*231-325-6812*