The Huron Pines Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. is replacing three culverts along the Black River in northeastern Michigan. This work is reconnecting part of the river with Lake Huron and providing stream access for coaster brook trout and other lake-run fish. The Black River is a coastal watershed that drains directly to northern Lake Huron. It is an important watershed for lake-run brook trout, steelhead and salmon migration. Although there is no major dam on the river, there are several road–stream crossings that obstruct passage for aquatic organisms. In addition to replacing culverts at three road–stream crossings with adequately sized structures, the road and drainage system is being improved to minimize sediment loading from storm events and to better protect the integrity of the roadways.
The Black River in Alcona County, MI