The Greening of Voyageurs National Park

By Bill Carlson, Voyageurs National Park’s Facility Manager In everyday life, Americans are inundated with slogans in newspapers, the internet, radio, billboards, and television. Many of these slogans are about maintaining and keeping a healthy environment. Do any of these sound familiar to you? “Go Green,”, “Reduce Your Carbon Footprint,” […]

Voyageurs National Park Bald Eagle Survey Directs Changes in Site Closures

Voyageurs National Park biologists conducted a second bald eagle occupancy survey to check on the status of occupied breeding territories and search for late incubating pairs. The park follows the recommended conservation management actions of the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Management Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c, 1940 as amended). Each […]

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 and Northern States Power Company (NSP, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy) to require its […]

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 […]