Restoring Fish Habitat in the Cheboygan River Watershed
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$470,391.58

Lake Basin(s):

Huron

Project Location(s):

The Cheboygan River Watershed in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula

Huron Pines is replacing 5 road–stream crossings, installing large wood in-stream structures, and controlling invasive plants in the Cheboygan River watershed. This proposal is working to reconnect up to 20 upstream miles, reduces sediment inputs, and improves habitat for brook trout, lake sturgeon and other fish. Anticipated outcomes of the project include: reducing sediment inputs by 100 tons per year, restoring 75 acres of wetland and upland habitat, reclaiming 2,500 feet of lakeshore or riparian native vegetation buffer for shoreline stabilization, pollutant filtering and wildlife refuge, and increasing habitat diversity along 10,500 feet of the Cheboygan River tributary streams. To aid in selecting cost-effective projects and high-impact implementation, Huron Pines is forming a Technical Advisory Committee, whose professional expertise will help ensure that project results will provide long-term solutions for conservation of natural resources within the context of state and basin-wide priorities.

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