Latest Lake Superior News

Great Lakes water levels surge, some record highs predicted

May. 6, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some...

Isle Royale moose population surges during wolf decline

Apr. 30, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday. An estimated 2,060 of the lumbering beasts roam the island wilderness, according to a report by Michigan Technological University researchers...

Wolf restoration project at Isle Royale off to strong start

Mar. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rebuilding of Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population is off to a strong start. The Michigan park in Lake Superior now has 15 wolves following the transfer of seven from Canada over the weekend. Six came from Michipicoten Island and one from the Ontario mainland....

Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

Mar. 24, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a second Lake...