Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Conserving the Nature of America

FY 2013 Distribution of USFWS's GLRI Funds by Focus Area

58% Habitat, 35% Invasive Species, 7% Toxic Substances

58% Habitat, 35% Invasive Species, 7% Toxic Substances


The Service reports project accomplishments quarterly in the Great Lakes Accountability System, also known as GLAS, an online database managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for all projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

GLAS is currently closed to the public while upgrades are being made to the system. Please visit for information on the status of GLAS.

To maximize transparency during this period, agencies are working to post 2010-2012 project information on the website.

Information on Service GLRI activities as of January 2013 is also available below.

Download a list of all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service GLRI Projects from 2010 to September 2013 (PDF) »

Signs of Progress

All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field sites that are receiving Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be marked by a sign similar to the one pictured below. Marking our field sites is part of our interagency agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This funding requirement is designed to increase transparency with regard to the use of GLRI funding and increase public awareness.

GLRI Sign: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This project is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in joint effort with the U.S. Envrionmental Protection Agency and gedearl agencies to protect and restore the Great Lakes. For more information on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects, please visit Photo by USFWS.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Sign

Last updated: November 5, 2013