New Agreement Requires Minnesota’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Curb Pollution

Clean air advocates say more steps are necessary to reduce Xcel Energy’s Sherco coal plant pollution that harms community health, national parks, wilderness Today clean air advocates announced an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Northern States Power Company (NSP, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy) to require […]

Tourism to Voyageurs National Park creates $18.8 Million in Economic Benefit

Report shows visitor spending supports 301 jobs in local economy A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 239,159 visitors to Voyageurs National Park in 2014 spent $18,825,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 301 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the […]

Park Completes 2015 Moose Study

Wildlife biologists at Voyageurs National Park recently completed an aerial survey of the park’s moose population in February-March 2015. The 2015 population estimate for the Kabetogama Peninsula was 46 moose, similar to estimates of 40-51 moose from 2009 to 2014. The Kabetogama Peninsula is a 118-square mile roadless wilderness area […]

Protecting Bald Eagle Nesting Areas at Voyageurs

Voyageurs National Park biologists conducted aerial surveys to determine the number and location of bald eagle nesting pairs present in the park. A second occupancy survey will be conducted in mid-May to check on the status of occupied breeding territories and search for late incubating pairs. The park follows the […]

Fire in the Pines

By Scott Weyenberg, Fire Ecologist, Voyageurs National Park Voyageurs National Park is blessed with miles of shoreline covered with towering red and white pine forests. If you are one of the lucky ones to grab a campsite amongst the pines, you will enjoy the fresh scent of pine and the sound […]