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Habitat Restoration Highlights - 2012 Projects

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The following on-the-ground projects were funded and initiated by local offices through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

Office: Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Project Title: Fallbrook Dam Removal Project
Project Location: Oswego, NY
Species to Benefit: brook trout, American eel (historic)
FWS Cost: $61,685
Outcome: barrier removal to restore fish passage to over 6 miles of stream habitat along Rice Creek, a Lake Ontario tributary
Status: project implementation underway, expected completion in summer 2013
Partners: State University of New York Oswego, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Black River-St. Lawrence Resource Conservation & Development Project, Inc., U.S. Geological Survey
Fallbrook Dam notched to de-water impoundment, promote channel formation and riparian plant establishment. Credit: Gian Dodici, USFWS
Fallbrook Dam notched to de-water impoundment, promote channel formation and riparian plant establishment. Credit: Gian Dodici, USFWS

 

Office: Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Project Title: Fourmile Creek Fish Passage Project
Project Location: Lawrence Park Township, PA
Species to Benefit: steelhead
FWS Cost: $22,410
Outcome: construct fishway to improve fish passage to 4 miles of stream habitat along Fourmile Creek, a Lake Erie tributary
Status: project completed
Partners: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Gannon University, Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program, Erie County Conservation District, Lawrence Park Golf Club
Constructed fishway to improve fish passage along Fourmile Creek. Credit: Raymond Li, USFWS
Constructed fishway to improve fish passage along Fourmile Creek. Credit: Raymond Li, USFWS

 

Office: Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Project Title: Clear Creek Stream Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project
Project Location: Sandusky, NY
Species to Benefit: brown and rainbow trout
FWS Cost: $90,211
Outcome: barrier removal to restore fish passage to 4 miles of stream, and restore 2,200 linear feet of in-stream habitat
Status: completed
Partners: Seneca Trail Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Trout Unlimited, 5 private landowners
Installing cross-vane to reduce excess bank erosion, restore sediment transport, and improve fish habitat. Credit: Raymond Li, USFWS
Installing cross-vane to reduce excess bank erosion, restore sediment transport, and improve fish habitat. Credit: Raymond Li, USFWS

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