NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
America the Beautiful Challenge
Project Title: Reclaiming Resilience and Removing Barriers to Aquatic Organism Passage in Michigan Streams
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Project ID:

Remove 27 stream barriers located in fourteen Michigan counties to restore aquatic organism passage for at-risk species including Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, Pickerel Frog, and Flutedshell and Elkhorn freshwater mussels. By partnering with local organizations and Federally recognized Tribes, project will reconnect nearly 200 upstream miles of rivers and streams and improve climate resiliency, riverine connectivity, aquatic organism passage, and eliminate public safety risks.

Award Amount:
Barrier removal is expected occur in the following Michigan counties: Cheboygan, Crawford, Delta, Emmett, Grand Traverse, Jackson, Lake, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Mecosta, Oceana, Oscoda, and Van Buren counties.