Isle Royale National Park, MI

This park consists of the largest island and associated islets in Lake Superior. A transition from temperate maple and yellow birch forest to boreal spruce-fir forest is present. Internationally known studies of wolf-moose dynamics and moose-vegetation interactions have taken place for the last 40 years.


Peter Jordan and Lee Frelich at Washington Creek Campground.

Peter Jordan and Lee Frelich at Washington Creek Campground.  Photo: Kalev Jogiste.

Voyageur II ferry at the dock in Washington Harbor.

Voyageur II ferry at the dock in Washington Harbor. Photo: Kalev Jogiste.

Canoe and equipment for field work on the beach of Lake Superior.

Canoe and equipment for field work on the beach of Lake Superior. Photo: Peter Jordan.

Lake and boreal forest scenery.

Lake and boreal forest scenery. Photo: Kalev Jogiste.

Moose swimming across one of Isle Royale's lakes.

Moose swimming across one of Isle Royale's lakes. Photo: Peter Jordan.

Spruce seedlings untouched by moose with surrounding vegetation dwarfed by moose grazing.

Spruce seedlings untouched by moose with surrounding vegetation dwarfed by moose grazing. Photo: Peter Jordan.