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The Case for Federal Farm Bill Conservation Programs in the Great Lakes Region

March 17, 2012

This report documents how conservation measures on farms across the Great Lakes region are protecting natural resources, helping farmers improve productivity and providing jobs.

Great Lakes Restoration Projects: Producing Results for People, Communities

March 16, 2012

The Great Lakes provide drinking water for 30 million people, but they remain threatened by toxic pollution, invasive species, polluted runoff, and habitat destruction. The report chronicles Great Lakes restoration success stories throughout the region.

Dam removal brings a trout stream back to life

February 21, 2012

Removing an obsolete dam from Wheeler Creek restored the natural conditions in several miles of a coldwater trout stream and removed a safety hazard.

Nature returns to an urban creek in Cleveland

January 23, 2012

Restoring Big Creek reduced polluted runoff and created wetlands and other habitat that benefited fish, wildlife and people who live near the creek.

Removing dams boosts brook trout population

January 22, 2012

Removing several dams in northern Michigan restored natural conditions in 37 miles of a trout stream, which increased the native brook trout population.