Success Stories

July 30th 2014

Restoration Successes on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park

Restoration projects underway and completed on Belle Isle—a Detroit-owned public park, now cared for by the state of Michigan—have focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration. Two success stories detail the work being done at the island’s South Fishing Pier, … Continue reading

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June 17th 2014

Shoreline and Wetland Habitat Protected from Unwise Development in Upstate New York

The Indian River Lakes region of upstate New York’s St. Lawrence Valley is characterized by a diverse ecosystem of wetlands, uplands, shorelines and riparian regions. This area provides crucial migratory and nesting habitat for many declining bird species, along with … Continue reading

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June 3rd 2014

Preventing the Spread of Invasives Through the Bait Trade

Aquatic invasive species may be unintentionally sold to as live bait to anglers. It’s not uncommon for anglers to release unused bait fish into the water at the end of the day. This can lead to the establishment or spread … Continue reading

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May 28th 2014

River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Naturalized

The Two Hearted River supports a variety of fish and wildlife species, including several fish designated as conservation priorities. Intersections between the river and roads are typically designed with culverts, or tunnels that allow the river to flow through the … Continue reading

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May 21st 2014

Private Landowners Help Prevent Erosion into Lake Michigan

Northeastern Illinois ravine ecosystems provide a valuable service to Lake Michigan—they filter and slow stormwater before it enters the lake, removing excess nutrients and pollution along the way. Development has destroyed many of these ravines, by cutting down trees, paving … Continue reading

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