Water managers in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed have worked to create ideal conditions to help lake sturgeon successfully spawn this year in the Rainy River.
As the last pieces of limestone and glacial cobble splashed into the waters of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in late August, an experiment got underway to see how the ecosystem responds, and if the restoration of a degraded lake system reef might be repeatable elsewhere in the basin.
Construction may begin as soon as 2020 on FishPass, a first-of-its-kind fish sorting system to be constructed in the Boardman River in downtown Traverse City, Michigan.
Lake Michigan’s Good Harbor Reef has been plagued with avian botulism and excessive amounts of algae since invasive zebra and quagga mussels settled onto its rocky floor in the late 1980s-early ’90s.
To some people, a sand dune conjures up an image of an exotic place somewhere far, far away. But residents in the Great Lakes basin don't have to travel far with the world's largest body of freshwater coastal dunes in their backyard.
The St. Croix River system contains a series of dams which fish that live part of their lives in the ocean, such as alewives, must navigate in order to spawn each year. An IJC-funded project aims to bring a population model for alewives online.