Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership Habitat Restoration Project

Purpose

The Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership (CBAP), a collaboration of educational staff, tribal agencies, local citizens, natural resource agencies, and local governments, through lead applicant, Northland College, will restore and protect fish and other aquatic organism habitat in tributaries of the Chequamegon Bay watershed of Lake Superior. Projects reduce erosion and sedimentation through proper design and replacement of degraded culverts and will restore connectivity of tributaries to the lake by removing structural impediments to fish and other aquatic organisms. This proposal incorporates planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of fish and aquatic organism passage.

Objective

This project focuses on reconnecting biologically isolated segments of significant tributaries within the Chequamegon Bay watershed, ensuring target sensitive species with ingress and egress to Lake Superior’s warm and cool-water fisheries during critical spawning periods.

Outcome

Perched culverts that pose structural impediments to migratory fish and other aquatic organisms from moving naturally throughout the tributaries of the watershed will be replaced in Ashland and Iron County. This project supports long-range goals of the CBAP group to re-establish optimal watershed health that promotes self-sustaining native fish and wildlife populations, particularly for sensitive species in the region as identified by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources including anadromous fish indigenous to the Chequamegon Bay. Target species include the walleye, coaster brook trout, and lake sturgeon. Other game fish and wildlife will benefit equally from connectivity of tributary systems. This project proposes to connect disjoined areas of natural habitat for these species.

QA Measures

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GLRI_00E00676-0
2010
Active
 
Reports and Documents
PROJECT NAME: Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership Habitat Restoration Project
 
Activities & Recommendations
Restore Riparian Habitat
The Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership (CBAP), a collaboration of educational staff, tribal agencies, local citizens, natural resource agencies, and local governments, through lead applicant, Northland College, will restore and protect fish and other aquatic organism habitat in tributaries of the Chequamegon Bay watershed of Lake Superior. Projects reduce erosion and sedimentation through proper design and replacement of degraded culverts and will restore connectivity of tributaries to the lake by removing structural impediments to fish and other aquatic organisms. This proposal incorporates planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of fish and aquatic organism passage.
Grant Awarded
Projects reduce erosion and sedimentation through proper design and replacement of degraded culverts and will restore connectivity of tributaries to the lake by removing structural impediments to fish and other aquatic organisms.
 
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