national parks

Regional
11:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 88,000 Visitors Make Slippery Trek to Apostle Islands' Extraordinary Ice Caves

More than 88,000 visitors have come to the Apostle Islands National Park to see the ice caves.
Ben Habanek

If you're hoping to take advantage of the extended winter season to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves, you certainly won't be alone.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

National Forests Face Threats from People, Politics - and Bugs

Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Chris Johnson about his new book on the creation of national forests.

As the weather gets nicer, millions of Americans will take to hiking in national forests, trading in the company of man for the company of trees. But as more people take advantage of forests, the increased foot-traffic may actually pose a threat to these natural resources.

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