ISRO (a.k.a. IRNP)

Isle Royale National Park. The ISRO/IRNP a remote wilderness island, in one of the planet’s most unforgiving lakes, Lake Superior, North America. Isle Royale was born of fire and smoke, from lava that poured from a crack in the earth’s crust a billion years ago. She was shaped of ice and water, from glaciers that piled rich sediments in the south and scoured her bare in the north. Today, she is a corrugated series of ridges and valley that follow her long axis. She is mostly green with boreal forest, speckled with blue inland lakes, and rimmed in the dark grey basaltic rocks that separate her from Lake Superior.

http://www.isleroyalewolf.org/overview/overview/the_setting.html

NPS

National Park Service. Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the NPS with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.

We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/index.htm

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement. An EIS is a detailed statements assessing the environmental impact of and alternatives to major federal actions significantly affecting the environment

www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act. The NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] was signed into law on January 1, 1970. The Act establishes national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the environment and provides a process for implementing these goals within the federal agencies. The Act also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Title I of thr NEPA contains a Declaration of National Environmental Policy which requires the federal government to use all practiable means to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony. Section 102 requires federal agencies to incorporate environemtntal consideration in their planning and decision-making through a systematic interdisciplinary approach. Specifically, all federal agencies are to prepare detailed statements assessing the environmental impact of and alternatives to major federal actions significantly affecting the environment. These statements are commonly referred to as environmental impact statements (EISs).

www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/

CEQ

Council on Environmental Quality. The CEQ coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970.

www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq

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