The GLRI Action Plan identifies five major focus areas to serve as a guide for collaborative restoration work. Click the links below to explore how the USFWS is involved in these focus areas, or follow the buttons at the top of your page.
1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern, including pollution prevention and cleanup of the most polluted area s in the Great Lakes.
2. Invasive Species, including efforts to institute a “zero tolerance policy” toward new invasions, including the establishment of self-sustaining populations of invasive species, such as Asian Carp.
3. Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution*, including a targeted geographic focus on high priority watersheds and reducing polluted runoff from urban, suburban and, agricultural sources.
4. Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration, including bringing wetlands and other habitat back to life, and the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the entire 530,000 acres of Great Lakes coastal wetlands for the purpose of strategically targeting restoration and protection efforts in a science-based manner.
5. Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships, including the implementation of goal- and results-based accountability measures, learning initiatives, outreach and strategic partnerships.
* Please note, the USFWS is not directly involved in Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution activities under GLRI.
Adapted from the GLRI Action Plan, page 4.