Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Collaboration




St. Clair River

lake sturgeonThe St. Clair River flows south and drains Lake Huron into Lake St. Clair. The St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and Detroit River together form the connection between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Link to information about Lake St. Clair/St. Clair River (Great Lakes Information Network).

The following agency and university representatives are conducting lake sturgeon activities in the St. Clair River:

Jim Boase
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Alpena Fish and Widllife Conservation Office (Alpena, MI)

Christie Deloria-Sheffield
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
East Lansing Ecological Services Office - Upper Peninsula Sub-Office (Marquette, MI)

Jim Diana
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Cheryl Kaye
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Marquette Biological Station (Marquette, MI)

Greg Lashbrook and Kathy Johnson
Gregory A.D. (Lakeport, MI)

Bruce Manny
U.S. Geological Survey
Great Lakes Science Center (Ann Arbor, MI)

Lloyd Mohr
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Lake Huron Management Unit (Owen Sound, ON)

Darin Simpkins
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Green Bay Ecological Services Office (New Franken, WI)

Mike Thomas
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station (Mt. Clemens, MI)

USFWS Special Agent
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Law Enforcement (Ann Arbor, MI)

Tonia Van Kempen
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Sea Lamprey Control Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

Selected Resources:

Abundance, age structure, and spatial distribution of lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens in the St. Clair River System - Michigan DNR Fisheries Division Research Report

Sturgeon Spawning on New Reefs! video on Michigan Sea Grant Facebook page shows video footage of lake sturgeon spawning on new reefs in the St. Clair River near the Middle Channel on May 25, 2012.

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Last updated: November 21, 2013