Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge GLRI Lake Sturgeon

Great Lakes Restoration in Action in the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge!

Sixteen lake sturgeon that were raised from eggs collected at the Fighting Island constructed spawning reef in the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge will be tagged for science and released by the high school students into the Detroit River to celebrate this successful restoration effort.

Refuge staff highlighted the connection to newly funded Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects in the Huron‐Erie Corridor and the importance of science for restoration. Members of the media and public had an opportunity to view the juvenile sturgeon up close before their release.

Last updated: February 12, 2013