Grant Recipient: Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Area Council
Grant Award: $420,000
Lake Basin: Huron
Project Location: Thunder Bay River watershed, located in portions of Presque Isle, Montmorency, Oscoda, Alcona, and Alpena counties in Michigan
Project Description: Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Area Council and partners will improve water quality and in-stream habitat connectivity by replacing 10 problematic road/stream crossings in the Thunder Bay River watershed. The selected crossings will be replaced with larger bottomless or embedded structures to better allow natural stream dynamics and passage by aquatic organisms. Additional project work includes hardening crossing approaches, installing diversion outlets, and re-vegetating all disturbed areas to reduce sediment inputs. This work is expected to reduce sediment loading to the river by 113 tons per year and restore fish passage to 134 stream miles.