Improving Stream Habitat and Aquatic Connectivity Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (MI)
Grant Recipient:

Superior Watershed Partnership

Grant Awarded:


Lake Basin(s):

Michigan, Superior

Project Location(s):

Lake Superior and Lake Michigan basins of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Lake Superior Biodiversity Conservation Strategy ranks threats to resources in the Sturgeon River and Brule River watersheds as “high” and likely to seriously degrade and impact many of the lake-wide conservation targets. The Superior Watershed Partnership and partners will work collaboratively to restore aquatic connectivity and improve riparian habitat in these priority Lake Superior and Lake Michigan watersheds. This project will replace inadequate culverts at two sites; improve in-stream habitat by reducing sediment input; and restore stream banks. This work will restore up to one acre of riparian habitat, reduce up to 40,000 pounds of sediment annually, and restore connectivity to 38 miles of stream habitat benefit lake sturgeon, brook trout, and other priority species.

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