Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Conserving the Nature of America

2014

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for FY2015 Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

November 3, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act. The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Act (16 USC 941c). The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, December 15, 2014 by 8:00 p.m. EST.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces $960,000 for wetlands and habitat under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

June 27, 2014 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director, Tom Melius, and Northeast Regional Director, Wendi Weber, jointly announced today the approval of more than $960,000 for grants aimed at protecting, restoring, and enhancing 908 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat in Wisconsin and New York under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.

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Collaborative Science Projects to Benefit Fish, Wildlife and Communities of Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

May 29, 2014 - Fish, wildlife and communities of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes will benefit from leading edge science projects that aim to inform on-the-ground conservation efforts and natural resource management across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.

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2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for FY2014 Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

November 8, 2013 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act. The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Act (16 USC 941c).

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Service Awards More Than $1.14 million for Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes Basin

August 27, 2013 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $1.14 million in federal funding has been awarded under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act grant program to restore sustainable populations of fish and wildlife resources, and their habitats, in the Great Lakes Basin. The five projects funded will provide almost $430,000 in non-federal partner match contributions.

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Fish Passage Program Awards $645,000 - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports Midwest partners

August 19, 2013 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that it will award more than $645,000 in 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding through the Fish Passage Program to support projects in the Midwest Region’s Great Lakes Basin. Funding will support the removal of 12 fish passage barriers, reconnecting more than 91 stream miles. These eight projects are supported by an additional $374,000 in matching funds.

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Joint Venture Program Awards Grants to Promote Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the Great Lakes

July 23, 2013 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Midwest and Northeast Regions are pleased to announced the recipients of over $700,000 in 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants awarded through the Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection program.

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2012

Fish Passage Program Awards $580,000 in 2012

June 19, 2012 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announced $580,000 is being awarded in 2012 through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Fish Passage Program to support projects in the Midwest Region – Great Lakes Basin. Funding will support the removal of nine fish passage barriers, reconnecting more than 38 stream miles. These projects are supported by an additional $2.57 million in matching funds.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approved Grants for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership Projects

May 30, 2012 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership are pleased to announce the approval of over $380,000 in grants aimed at supporting on-the-ground fish habitat work in the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces $850,000 for wetlands and wildlife habitat under Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

May 22, 2012 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director, Tom Melius, and Northeast Regional Director, Wendi Weber, jointly announced today the approval of more than $850,000 for grants aimed at protecting, restoring, and/or enhancing 621 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat in Michigan, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.

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2011

Public Comment Period Open: Environmental Assessment for Menominee Dam Fish Passage Project

September 22, 2011 - For nearly a century the sturgeon of Lake Michigan have not been able to return to their Menominee River spawning areas. But that will soon change. A consortium of private, federal, state and nonprofit organizations are working together to create a means for the sturgeon to swim around the dams, owned by project partner North East Wisconsin Hydro.

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Service Awards More Than $1.2 Million for Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes Basin

September 12, 2011 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today more than $1.2 million in federal funding has been awarded under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act) grant program to restore sustainable populations of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The six projects funded will provide $475,522 in non-federal partner match contributions.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces $930,000 for wetlands and wildlife habitat under Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

June 24, 2011 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius, and Northeast Regional Director Marvin Moriarty, jointly announced today the approval of $930,000 for grants aimed at protecting, restoring, and/or enhancing 791 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat in Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.

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Public Comment Period Open: Environmental Assessment for Control of Invasive Non-native Plants in Wetlands in the Lake Erie Watershed in Ohio

March 8, 2011 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in coordination with The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, is seeking comments from the public on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed management actions for invasive non-native plants in wetlands in the Lake Erie watershed in Ohio. The draft EA evaluates the proposed action and alternative actions including no action as required under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mass Marking Season Begins in the Great Lakes

March 7, 2011 - The second year of mass marking in the Great Lakes will begin March 15th. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office will travel to four states and eight state fish hatcheries to code-wire tag and fin-clip millions of Chinook salmon for stocking in the Great Lakes.

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2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

October 19, 2010 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today it is accepting 2011 project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act).  

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Service Awards More Than $4.7 Million for Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes Basin

September 13, 2010 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today more than $4.7 million in federal funding has been awarded under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act) to restore sustainable populations of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The ten projects funded will provide $4,107,067 in non-federal partner match contributions.

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Work Begins Soon on Grassy Island Evaluation

September 5, 2010 - Workers will begin evaluating Grassy Island to determine the effectiveness of various measures in containing contaminated material on the island, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.  Work is expected to begin as early as Tuesday, September 7, and is anticipated to finish in November 2010. 

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USFWS announces more than $3.2 million in funding for Great Lakes fish and wildlife

August 23, 2010 - Midwest Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Tom Melius, recently announced more than $3.2 million in Federal funding under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act to support Regional Projects that will expand mass marking capabilities for lake trout and salmon, and protect important habitat surrounding state and federal wildlife refuges of southwest Lake Erie. Both projects are supported by an $8 million allocation from the administration’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approved Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants

June 14, 2010 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is pleased to announce the approval of over $850,000 in grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) aimed at supporting actions and activities that protect and restore habitats for species listed or proposed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, candidate species, or other at-risk species within the Great Lakes Watershed.  

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approved Grants for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership Projects

June 10, 2010 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership are pleased to announce the approval of over $1 million in grants aimed at supporting on-the-ground fish habitat work in the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

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Last updated: November 3, 2014