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GLIN==> Workshop Announcement: Restoring Fish and Wildlife in Michigan's Areas of Concern - July 21, Monroe, MI



Title: Workshop Announcement: Restoring Fish and Wildlife in Michigan's Areas of Concern - July 21, Monroe, MI
NOTE: Registration deadline is this Friday, July 16! 
 
 
~ Workshop Announcement ~

Restoring Fish and Wildlife in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern:
Establishing a Pathway for Action


Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Holiday Inn Express - Monroe
Monroe, Michigan

Updated agenda and registration form available online at http://www.glc.org/spac/workshop04.html

The workshop will advance efforts to restore fish and wildlife in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern designated under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The workshop will review specific programs and methodologies for establishing measurable restoration targets for fish and wildlife habitat, populations, and benthic communities. This will include innovative new indices of biological integrity developed to assess the health of coastal wetlands, rivers and streams, and riparian habitat. The workshop will also review critical components in the restoration process for fish and wildlife, followed by case studies from Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern.  

University of Michigan Professor David Allan will speak at lunch on stream restoration efforts in the Midwest and how they compare to efforts nationally.  Prof. Allan is an aquatic ecologist and author of the widely used textbook Stream Ecology.

An optional field trip to remediation sites on the River Raisin and picnic at Sterling State Park on Lake Erie will take place following the workshop.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 16.

Sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Areas of Concern Program, River Raisin Public Advisory Council, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Great Lakes Commission.


For more information, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, mdoss@glc.org.