Piping Plover Habitat Enhancement
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:


Lake Basin(s):

Huron, Michigan, Superior

Project Location(s):

Coastal habitat along Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior

The Nature Conservancy increased the quality of plover nesting habitat and improve reproductive success. The project surveyed 38 miles of plover habitat for nesting pairs and monitored at least 6 breeding territories and the associated nests. In addition, the project identified, mapped and removed invasive plant species that directly limited availability of habitat in and around plover breeding territories.  The Nature Conservancy also provided educational information to visitors near plover nesting sites and salvage abandoned plover eggs for captive rearing and release of plover chicks.

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