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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore — The State of the Park

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States (map)

Wednesday, July 27th
Madeline Island Museum

Free and Open to the Public

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore —
The State of the Park

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker will discuss the major issues, projects, challenges and opportunities facing our local national park in the centennial year of the National Park Service.

This is part of the  National  Park Service  ‘Centennial Lecture Series.’


Bob Krumenaker has been Superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin since 2002. He began his NPS career as a volunteer in 1977 and became a permanent employee in 1983. Some of his other assignments include:  Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas, the NPS Washington Office, Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and Zion National Park in Utah. He also served as deputy superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, and as deputy associate regional director for planning, resource stewardship, and science in the Northeast Regional Office in Philadelphia.

In a collateral capacity, Bob has served as the staff coordinator of the NPS Natural Resource Challenge, an $80 million a year initiative to refocus the agency on resource preservation and management. He has also been part of an effort within the NPS to address the scientific and policy implications of climate change for parks, their gateway communities, and park users. In 2008 he was selected as the Midwest Region's Superintendent of the Year award for Natural Resources for his work in this area.

Krumenaker has worked for many years to strengthen the integration of natural and cultural resource management. He served for six years on the board of directors, and for two years as the president, of the George Wright Society, an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and management of natural and cultural resources around the world. In 1995 he received the organization's Natural Resource Management Award "in recognition of his demonstrated leadership in natural resource management" within the NPS. He has written numerous articles and columns on park-related resource management issues.

Krumenaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University in 1979 and a master of forest science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1982. He is a 2009 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Senior Executive Fellows Program.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund.