Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale 2012-2013
2013 annual wolf-moose report by John Vucetich and Rolf Peterson.
After five decades, the Isle Royale wolf-moose project continues.
The project's purpose remains the same: to observe and understand
the dynamic fluctuations of Isle Royale's wolves and moose, in the
hope that such knowledge will inspire a new, flourishing relationship
Moose Hiking Staff Medallion
Hiking medallions are increasingly popular in the United States and
have been a long standing tradition in Europe. This medallion may
be gently shaped to fit on hiking staffs, paddles, etc. Pre-drilling
holes for the included nails is recommended to affix your medallion.
1 1/4" in diameter.
Keweenaw National Historical Park Miner Logo Patch
2012. Celebrate YOUR national park by wearing this patch representing aspects of the Keweenaw's copper mining legacy: people (miner), historic structures
(shaft-rockhouse), and location (northern lights). Measures 3 x 4 inches. Black patch with white embroidery.
Wolf-Moose Snowflake T-Shirt
$18.95 Royal Blue Small
$18.95 Royal Blue Medium
$18.95 Royal Blue Large
$18.95 Royal Blue X-Large
$20.95 Royal Blue 2X-Large
$18.95 Charcoal Gray Small
$18.95 Charcoal Gray Medium
$18.95 Charcoal Gray Large
$18.95 Charcoal Gray X-Large
$20.95 Charcoal Gray 2X-Large
IRKPA licensed George Desort's original design of wolf and moose tracks that form a snowflake! Lettering on shirt says "Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale"
and "www.irkpa.org". Printed in white, accented with light blue on preshrunk 100% cotton in Royal Blue or Charcoal Gray. Adult sizes.
Risk and Resilience DVD
2012. 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 minute DVD.
Historic Pipe Organs of the Keweenaw: Houghton County, Michigan
Isle Royale Wolf/Moose study website
by Anita Campbell and Jan Dalquist
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
Junior Ranger Hat
$11.95 Youth Small
Constructed of a 67% poly/33% cotton blend fabric,
the hat features solid brass venting eyelets, chin strap with cord
lock, gold "Junior
Ranger" embroidery on the front, and stitched fabric loops above the brim
for securing small items such as collectible pins. Olive green.
Junior Ranger Vest
$29.95 Youth Small
$29.95 Youth Medium
$29.95 Youth Large
Lightweight, with plenty of pockets, zipper and Velcro closures.
Base vest venting made of polyester mesh and pockets are a 67% poly/33% cotton
blend. Perfect for family outings! Olive green.
Junior Ranger Backpack
Constructed of sturdy nylon, the pack contains three large compartments
with thumb grip zipper pulls, and features a top carry loop, adjustable
padded shoulder straps with D-rings and nametag label, dual side mesh
water bottle holders, front and back reflective tags, and a compression
cord for securing larger items. Comes complete with metal carabiner to
clip hanging items.
Songs For Junior Rangers CD
This audio CD brings our national parks to you through music! Explore and learn about the many different parks with these twenty songs. Junior Rangers can use
the songs as clues to play the included Junior Ranger game. This CD is produced by the National Park Service with support from the National Park Foundation. All songs by Jeff
Wolin, except Junior Ranger by Krishel Augustine, Tribe Navajo.
by Henry H. Holdsworth
A baby moose is on the loose! Young children will love the adorable,
gangly-legged, big-eared moose calves featured in this charming new
board book by award-winning photographer Holdsworth, who puts his
background in animal behavior
and environmental education to good use. This unique book features
13 images. Like other books in the popular series, it's sure to be
a bedtime favorite. Hardcover, 26 pages.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
This guide is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of our
national parks to kids. Divided by region, this guide is both accessible
and tons of fun. Includes tips on exploration, information about
animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do,
and much more. Age 8 and up. Paperback, 160 pages, 155 color photographs.
Who Pooped in the Northwoods? Scats and Tracks For Kids
by Gary D. Robson
Watch where you step! Animals in the Northwoods can be hard to see, but this book will help you find the poop (scat) and footpronts (tracks) they leave behind!
Join Michael and Emily's family as they discover more about animal behavior, diet, and how to identify scat and tracks. Fun illustrations of the animals add to the charming story; includes
"straight poop" trivia. Age 6 and up. Paper, 48 pages.
Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale 2012
by John A. Vucetich and Rolf O. Peterson
The wolf-moose project of Isle Royale, now in its 54th year, is the longest
continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world. Researchers began
annual observations of wolves and moose on Isle Royale in 1958, and the project's
purpose remains the same: to observe and understand the dynamic fluctuations
of Isle Royale's wolves and moose, in the hope that such knowledge will inspire
a new, flourishing relationship with nature. Photos, graphs, 16 pages.
Becoming Wilderness: Nature, History, and the Making of Isle Royale National Park
by Amalia Tholen Baldwin
This book explores the little-known backstory
of Isle Royale's twenty-year journey from a largely unknown island in Lake
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
Exploring Michigan's Historic Copper Country
by Celeste Haapala
The author guides visitors and residents alike on a tour of the region's copper mining from prehistory to the days of the 20th century.
Woven into the story are Keweenaw National Historical Park and its nineteen Keweenaw Heritage Site partners that offer a glimpse into the past. 48 pages.
Around the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites
by Margaret Beattie Bogue
This book follows the shoreline of Lake Superior, highlighting hundreds of landmarks and points of interest.
Illuminating essays give context to the natural and human history of the region - the Ojibwe presence, French exploration, industry on and around the lake, and the impact of
this history on the natural environment. 178 pages, plus map.
A Billion Years of Copper Country History
by Dan Leskinen
Starting with an overview of the underlying geology and glacial sculpting of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, Dan Leskinen presents a major revision of Lauri and Christine
Leskinen's 1980 original work. Included are chapters on prehistoric miners and mining companies and the lodes they worked. An almanac includes lists and charts of
mine production, population, snowfall, mining companies registered in Keweenaw County, and a chronology. 135 pages.
Exploring the World of Wolves
by Tracy C. Read
The Exploring the World of... series is designed for readers who are eager to learn more about wild animals. Clear text, vivid photographs, and storylike narratives - where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they
communicate, how they raise their young - present a complete picture of each animal. Ages 9 and up. 24 pages.
Exploring the World of Foxes
by Tracy C. Read
The Exploring the World of... series is designed for readers who are eager
to learn more about wild animals. Clear text, vivid photographs, and storylike
narratives - where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate,
how they raise their young - present a complete picture of each animal. Ages
9 and up. 24 pages.
Gelsomina's Story of Caesar Lucchesi: A True Tale of Italian Immigrants
by Lou Ellyn Helman and Maria Vezzetti Matson
The early 20th century immigrant story of young Gelsomina and Caesar in Michigan's Copper Country. They live the American dream through hard work, luck, and tenacity.
Their memories of cultural differences and final integration into American society will remind families everywhere of their own heritage. 200 pages (60 pages of photos).
Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia
by Larry and Patricia Wright
Lighthouses in both the United States and Canada, including the history, construction materials, chronology of keepers, points of access and photographs of now-gone
lighthouses - all in one comprehensive volume. 446 pages.
The Long-Shining Waters
by Danielle Sosin
Three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance,
yet connected across time by a shared geography. As these narratives unfold
and overlap with the mesmerizing rhythm of waves, a fourth mysterious character
gradually comes into stark relief. Paperback, 275 pages.
Moose: Giant of the Northern Forest
by Bill Silliker, Jr.
This classic work is a pictorial celebration of the moose and this iconic animal's
place in the northern forest ecosystem. A wonderful, knowledgeable companion
for campers, hikers and moose watchers. Includes 80 dramatic photographs of
moose in their natural habitat. 144 pages.
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
80 visionaries present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual
and collective moral responsibilities to our planet. This book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the
future and why it's wrong to wreck the world. 524 pages.
Pure Superior: Lake Superior Photographs
by Jeff Richter
Richter has created a catalog of moods in more than 200 scenes and superb wildlife shots from Isle Royale to the Apostle Islands to Minnesota's North Shore, along wild Canadian
shores, and across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Writers John Bates, Sam Cook, Justin Isherwood, and Howard Paap contribute their
perspectives in amusing stories; bits of history, literature, and natural history; facts about the lake; and personal experiences. Hardcover, 228 pages.
Spirit of the Wolf
by Willow Creek Press
Features dazzling images from North America's finest wildlife photographers
fused with insights of great writers both past and present - this mini-coffee
table book is certain to heighten our respect and sympathy for Canis lupis.
Hardcover, 96 pages.
Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon
by Rebecca Grambo
Featuring magnificent photographs from Daniel Cox, the book reveals how humans have interacted with wolves, from the earliest creation myths to current attempts
to restore near-extinct populations. 176 pages.
Buddy is the wooly mascot of the National Park Trust's campaign to connect youth to our national treasures. Take Buddy along (with attached carabiner) as you explore
state, regional, and local parks; historic landmarks; wilderness areas; and wildlife refuges. Your photos may be featured on the NPT website along
with stories, songs or drawings that you have written. With your help, Buddy Bison can become the icon for inspiring people to visit, explore, and protect our natural resources and parks.
Age 3 and up.
Around" Sweater Pattern
Former interpretive ranger Karena Schmidt weaves her Isle Royale experiences
into this uniquely beautiful pattern for experienced knitters. Karena donates
$5.60 of each purchase to the Isle Royale wolf-moose study.
IRKPA's custom mobile of four wolves endlessly chasing a moose celebrates the
world-famous Isle Royale wolf-moose study. This high-quality mobile from Skyflight
Mobiles comes fully assembled, with interpretive text about the predator-prey
study that has spanned more than fifty years. IRKPA donates $3.00 of each sale
to the study.
Learn fifty facts about wolves as you see them run through winter and summer scenes. Simple and fun mini-book that's also a toy. Appropriate for all ages.
Watch a bull moose move through a forest and shake off water after a swim. Simple and fun mini-book that's loaded with facts about these amazing creatures. Appropriate for all ages.
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