Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream: Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Environmental Politics cover imageEnvironmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream: Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

by Harold C. Jordahl
Local Interest
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011
Paperback - 360 pages
$24.95

Anyone familiar with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (and now the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness area) knows the breathtaking beauty of this archipelago of twenty-two islands at the western end of Lake Superior off the Bayfield Peninsula. But, few are aware of the mighty struggle at the local, state and national levels that was mounted to ensure its creation. John F. Kennedy was there. Gaylord Nelson was there. And, Bud Jordahl was there and in this book he recounts chapter and verse the political and bureaucratic complexities which were overcome to preserve these islands as a national park.