Dear Friend of Isle Royale National Park:
I am sending this email to update you on the draft Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence of Wolves on Isle Royale (draft EIS). The draft EIS is now available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves.
The draft EIS describes how park resources would be affected by the no action alternative and three action alternatives that involve the introduction of wolves to the island. The draft EIS analyzes the impacts of each alternative on the island ecosystem, wilderness character, wolves and moose of Isle Royale.
Because your feedback is essential to the development of the EIS, we are asking for your thoughtful review and comments during the 90-day comment period, which concludes on March 15, 2017. For your comments to be considered during this review period, you must submit them online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/Isrowolves or hand deliver or mail them to the park at the following address, Superintendent Phyllis Green, Isle Royale National Park, ISRO Wolves, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896. Please do not submit your comments in a reply to this message.
The NPS will hold public meetings and webinars to discuss the draft EIS in February in the Houghton area as well as other sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Michigan. Dates, times and locations of these meetings will be announced in press releases, on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/isro , Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Isle-Royale-National-Park-127161610664143/ and at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves. As vital contributors to the planning process, we hope you take the opportunity to provide feedback, and if possible, join us at a public meeting.