Winter Study 2013 Notes From the Field
by John A. Vucetich
Isle Royale National Park is a remote, wilderness island located in Lake Superior.
The island is inhabited by a population of wolves and moose. Every winter,
the author, John Vucetich, and his colleagues, Rolf Peterson and Don Glaser,
conduct Winter Study. Winter Study is the world's longest continuous study
of any predator-prey system in the world. This winter, 2013, is the 55th year
Winter Study. "Notes from the Field" is a daily account of the adventures
and discoveries of Winter Study. Paperback, color photos,34 pages.
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Geology of Large Lava Flows", a geological field trip to
eastern Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula May 25-31, 2013
Workshop June 10 - 15, 2013
Workshop June 14 - 19, 2013
of the M/V Ranger III
by Susan Hooker
Own this beautiful recent photograph of the National Park Service's Ranger
III on her way to Isle Royale. Hancock artist Susan Hooker captured the ship
with the October colors along the Keweenaw Waterway in their full glory. The photograph is matted and mounted on foam core to fit a standard 11 x 14
inch frame (not included).
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Isle Royale National Park
Try the value package
for your trip:
Hiking & Canoeing Package
Includes the folded National Geographic Trails Illustrated map (each
side of the map shows one half of the island), the book Isle Royale National
Park: Foot Trails
and Water Routes,(4th edition), and the park checklists of birds, mammals
Large Mailing Tube $4.00-add only one for rolled chart(s)
Includes the Isle Navigational Chart, the book, The Fishes of Isle Royale, and
Isle Royale fishing
To receive your chart neatly rolled, be sure to
add the mailing tube-if you are ordering more than chart/poster, select
the largest tube from the items you are ordering-most orders can be rolled
in just one medium or large tube.
Or select individual items to make your trip
more items are available from our full catalog.
Isle Royale Video
$21.95 - DVD
This orientation video produced by the National Park Service shows how to best
enjoy the Island's many attributes, including its trails, lakes and campsites.
Winner of the 1995 Michigan Outdoor Writers Association Best Outdoor Travel Program. 28 minutes.
Trails Illustrated Map
Revised in 2006. Complete topographic map includes valuable wilderness
tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points
of interest, campgrounds and much more. Printed on waterproof,
tear-resistant material with a plastic coating for extreme durability. Measures
4" x 9" folded and 25" x 37" fully opened,
with one half of Isle Royale on each side of the map. Scale = 1:50,000.
Becoming Wilderness: Nature, History, and the Making of Isle Royale National Park
by Amalia Tholen Baldwin
Honorable Mention winner for General Interest Publication: 2012
APPL Media & Partnership Awards! This book explores the little-known
backstory of Isle Royale's twenty-year journey from a largely unknown island
Superior to the nation's first wilderness national park. Author Amalia Baldwin
reveals the complex interplay of people, politics, and the evolving concept
of wilderness behind the simple
story that has been told of the park's formation. Black and white photos, 90
Foot Trails & Water Routes (Isle Royale National Park)
by Jim DuFresne
Fourth Edition! Details on the park's flora, fauna, fishing opportunities and history. Complete descriptions for trails and waterways, including
mileage, difficulty and amenities at each destination. More than 60 photos and 35 detailed maps of the park's backcountry. 184 pages.
Island Life: An Isle Royale Nature Guide
by Ted Gostomski and Janet Marr
A complete Isle Royale nature guide
that describes all the common flora and fauna of the island in a full color,
compact book. Perfect for your backpack or bookshelf. 168 pages.
Fortunate Wilderness: The Wolf and Moose Study of Isle Royale DVD
a film by George Desort
A film by George Desort profiles both the unique relationship between moose
and wolves on Isle Royale and the historic half-century wildlife study that chronicles
that relationship. This fascinating film features interviews with the biologists,
including David Mech, the eminent wolf biologist who, as a graduate student,
assisted Durwood Allen; Rolf Peterson, who spent nearly four decades of his professional
life doing groundbreaking work on Isle Royale's wolves and moose; and John Vucetich,
who, in 2000, became Peterson's research partner. One hour in length DVD.
Minong - The Good Place:
Ojibwe and Isle Royale
by Timothy Cochrane
"At last, an accurate account of the North Shore
Ojibwe's relationship with Isle Royale, or Minong - the good place. We now have
a clear view of the historic Ojibwe use of Isle Royale - a subject that has
been ignored, forgotten, and corrupted for far too long. Cochrane does an excellent
of giving the source and finding out about Ojibwe history from the relatives
and descendents of the groups who were actually involved and are still connected
to the island today." - Liz Valencia, Historian, Isle Royale National Park. Paper,
Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories
by Vic Foerster
After thirty years of visits to Isle Royale National Park, Foerster records his
experience and wonderment in this narrative. Funny and poignant, riveting and
heart-thumping, Foerster describes his first Isle Royale hike with humor and
humility. Beautifully illustrated by former Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence,
Joyce Koskenmaki, this wonderfully crafted book takes an intimate look
into what it means to find and revere wilderness. Paper, 288 pages.
Keweenaw National Historical
The 1913 Massacre film is now available directly from Dreamland Pictures. Order from their website: www.1913massacre.com
Downtown Calumet: Guide to the Historic Mining Community
walking tour guide for downtown Calumet, MI, takes you on a journey through
the history and heritage of this historic mining community, with information
and stories about
26 buildings and sites.
Industrial Calumet: A Guide to the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company's Industrial Site
A walking tour guide for the former surface operations of the Calumet & Hecla copper mining company
in Calumet, MI. The guide assists visitors in walking around the site by providing descriptions of the
remaining structures and their past functions.
KNHP Package ~ Buy both and save!
Purchase the Downtown Calumet and the Industrial Calumet booklets together.
Exploring Michigan's Historic Copper Country
by Celeste Haapala
Winner of Best Visitor Guides at the 2012 APPL Media & Partnership
Awards! Travel through Michigan's Copper Country, beginning with
prehistoric copper mining and following the rich vein of history up to the
mines' waning days in the 20th century. Today Keweenaw National Historical
Park and its nineteen Keweenaw Heritage Sites tell the stories of the people
and places that grew out of this rich history.
Historic Pipe Organs of the Keweenaw: Houghton County, Michigan
by Anita Campbell and Jan Dahlquist
The Keweenaw is unique to have an abundance of historic pipe organs still
in service. This booklet gives a history of 14 of the remaining organs, and
a brief history of the churches that house these treasures. Color photos.
Paper, 34 pages.
Hollowed Ground: Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840's-1990's
by Larry Lankton
This book provides an informative and absorbing account of copper
mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. By focusing on the region's three
largest copper producers, it documents the dynamic evolution of the Keweenaw's
social and industrial landscapes, giving a context for understanding those
landscapes today. Paper, 375 pages.
Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country
by Alison K. Hoagland
The first working-class history of domestic life in Copper Country company
towns during the years of 1890 to 1918, this book investigates how the architecture
of a company town revealed the paternal relationship that existed between the
company managers and workers. Paper, 307 pages.
Risk and Resilience DVD
The National Park Service produced this moving short film as part of the exhibit at the Calumet Visitor Center. Now you can enjoy the video at home and share it with family and friends!
Experience the story and spirit of Calumet through historic photos, film footage, and on-screen interviews with local residents. The Copper Age is over, but the simple power of the Keweenaw - a
place of history and possibilities that draws its people back - is still very much alive. 14 minutes.
Walking Paths and Protected Lands of the Keweenaw
Edited by Joan Chadde
A lovely little guide to some of the most beautiful walkways in the Keweenaw. Directions, descriptions, and history of 22 protected areas, illustrated with maps and photos
for those who wish to experience the Keweenaw from off the beaten trail. 80 pages, full color.
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Keweenaw Community Foundation's website
Our fund was opened in November of 2001. The purpose of our fund is to support
the mission of the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association in promoting the
public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Isle Royale National Park
and Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Our endowment is managed by the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF), and all
donations to our endowment qualify for the Michigan Community Foundation Tax
Credit valued at fifty percent of your donation. For example, a $100 donation
will cost less than $50 with this special state income tax credit and federal
To make a donation to the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association endowment
fund please send it directly to:
Keweenaw Community Foundation,
Houghton, MI 49931.
Phone: (906) 482-9673.
You can also donate directly online at www.k-c-f.org (under the 'giving' tab
on 'make a donation'). Please specify your donation to the Isle Royale and Keweenaw
Parks Association Endowment Fund.
Isle Royale National Park's website
Keweenaw National Historical Park's website