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Title: Coastal Program-Great Lakes


1
Coastal Program-Great Lakes
  • East Lansing Field Office
  • Craig Czarnecki Bob Kavetsky
  • Ashland Fishery Resources Office
  • Mark Dryer Ted Koehler

2
Helping Keep the Great Lakes Great
3
Coastal Program-Great Lakes
4
Emerging Program
  • Hatched FY 2000
  • ELFO / AFRO Approach
  • Initial Partner Synergy

Lynell Hanson SLRCAC
5
GREAT Lakes
  • Fourth Largest U.S. Coastline
  • The Premier Fresh Water System on Earth
  • 18 of Worlds Fresh Water Supply
  • 1/10 of the U.S. Population Lives in Basin
  • ¼ of Canadian Population
  • Binational

6
Great Lakes Program Focus
  • Restoration
  • Research
  • Invasive Species
  • Fish Passage
  • Education

7
Variety of Ecotypes
  • Urban
  • Nearshore
  • Estuary
  • Wetland
  • Stream

8
Emphasizing Partnerships
  • States
  • Tribes
  • NGOs
  • Local Government
  • Federal Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

9
Project Locations
Multi-Lake or Basin Wide Projects
10
St. Louis River Partnership
.
  • St. Louis River Habitat Plan
  • Restoration
  • Invasives
  • Education

11
Kakagon Slough Rail Survey
.
  • Mark / Recapture
  • Playback Surveys
  • Tribally Significant
  • 16,000 Acre Coastal /

Wild Rice Wetland
12
Oak Island Sandscape
.
  • Apostle Islands NL
  • Sandscape Restoration
  • Exotic Removal
  • Native Planting

13
Kenosha Days of Discovery
.
  • Coastal Ecosystem Education
  • Lake Watch Expeditions
  • Students Onboard

14
Muskegon Lake Wild Rice and Emergent Vegetation
Demo
  • Began in FY 2003 and completed in FY 2005
  • 5 areas, over 11 acres, planted with wild rice
    and emergent vegetation.
  • Demonstrations on private or State bottom lands
    for restoration
  • Phased approach, establish bullrush, other outer
    plants/barriers first

15
Muskegon Lake and Estuary
.
  • Protective wave baffles, temporary fencing
  • Native stands
  • Local environmental, tribal and sportsman's group
    volunteers in partnership, and assisting spin-off
    efforts

.
16
Bigelow Creek
  • Log outline and brush
  • bundles to move bank back to original
    location and narrow stream to move sand and
    deepen channel
  • Log outline and brush to reestablish bank
  • 4 private landowner agreements

17
Engineered Log Jams
.
Lenawee Creek
  • Low Impact Methods
  • Native Brook Trout

18
Pike River Dam Removal
  • Fish and Other Aquatic Life Barrier

19
Pike River Dam Removal
.
  • Passage Restored
  • Reconnected 25 Miles

20
Belle Isle Restorations
.
  • Coastal Wetland Restoration
  • Native Plant Census
  • Soft Shoreline Engineering Demo
    http//www.tellusnews.com/ahr/softeng.html

21
Lakeplain Prairie Restoration
.
  • Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
  • 188 Acres
  • 10 Year Monitoring Plan

22
Little Program / Big Impact
  • Coastal Program-Great Lakes Initiated in 2000
  • 2764 Acres Restored or Enhanced
  • 100 Miles of Riparian and Instream Habitat
    Restored or Enhanced
  • 6 Fish Passage Barriers Removed
  • Multiple Education, Invasive Species, and
    Research Partnerships Funded

23
Greg Fischer Quote
With the support of the USFWS Coastal Program
the Bad River Tribe has been able to accomplish
important habitat projects benefiting native
species in areas of cultural significance.
Tom Doolittle Fish and Wildlife Biologist,
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
24
Coastal Program-Great Lakes
  • Unique Resources and Partnerships
  • Positive Ecosystem Impacts
  • http//greatlakes.fws.gov/glcoastal.htm
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