Apostle Islands National Lakeshore draft general management plan, wilderness management plan, environmental impact statement

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National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 2009 - Nature - 364 pages

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Contents

BACKGROUND
1
Tables
3
FOUNDATION FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
12
DESIRED CONDITIONS AND RELATED SERVICEWIDE LEGAL AND POLICY REQUIREMENTS
18
SCOPE OF THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT PLANENVIRONMENTAL
46
Impact Topics Retained and Dismissed for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
53
FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGEMENT USE AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE GAYLORD NELSON
77
Uses Developments and Management in Wilderness
85
Estimated Costs of the Alternatives in 2008 dollars
141
ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE ALTERNATIVE
149
COMPARISON OF THE ALTERNATIVES
155
Summary of Key Impacts of the Alternatives
160
AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT
165
Common Noise Levels and Their Effects on the Human Ear
184
WILDERNESS CHARACTER
185
VISITOR USE AND EXPERIENCE
200

Wilderness Character Indicators to be Monitored in the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness
97
THE ALTERNATIVES
99
Management Zones
104
USER CAPACITY
110
User Capacity Indicators and Standards
113
NO ACTION
116
Management Zones in Alternative 2
120
ALTERNATIVE 3
127
Management Zones in Alternative 3
128
ALTERNATIVE4
134
Map of Alternative 2 121
201
Overnight Stays 19792007
206
PARK OPERATIONS
209
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES
215
IMPAIRMENT OF PARK RESOURCES
225
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF ALTERNATIVE 2
248
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF ALTERNATIVE 4
296
CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION
321
FUTURE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
327
APPENDIXES REFERENCES PREPARERS INDEX
333

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