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

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

by Harold C. Jordahl with Annie L. Booth
Reflections on Nature
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011
Paperback, 360 pages
$24.95

In Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream, Harold (Bud) Jordahl, one of the primary advocates for designating the islands as a national park, discloses the full story behind the effort to preserve their natural beauty for posterity. He describes in detail the political and bureaucratic complexities of the national lakeshore campaign, augmented by his own personal recollections and those of such prominent figures as Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and President John F. Kennedy. Writing in collaboration with Annie Booth, Jordahl recounts how activists, legislators, media, local residents, and other players shaped the islands’ future establishment as a national park.