Milwaukee River Restoration and Quality Assessment
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$75,000

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

Ozaukee and Washington Counties, WI

The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust restored and enhanced 267 acres of fish and wildlife habitat within the Milwaukee River watershed through tree planting, wetland restoration, and invasive species control. These restored areas provide additional habitat for song birds, waterfowl, herptiles, and other wildlife in the region. In addition, through this project, the Land Trust developed a series of monitoring protocols that are used to assess the success of the restoration activities as well as regional ecological and environmental quality.  These protocols focused on monitoring of amphibians and reptiles due to the fact that they are considered good indicator species for environmental quality.

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