In-stream Habitat Improvements

Purpose

Sedimentation can be reduced and habitat complexity increased through the implementation of restoration design of in-stream scour and cover structures. There is a clear need for increased habitat complexity and scour, however, the extent of the impairment and precise locations of remaining quality habitat as well as degraded habitat has not been adequately quantified. Prior to the establishment of population level targets, information on aquatic habitat availability for species of interest is needed

Objective

• Survey fish habitat limitations in Sheboygan River AOC. • Design and construct habitat improvements aimed at increasing habitat quality and complexity within the Sheboygan River AOC. • Complete one of the seven Tier I projects necessary to delist Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations BUIs.

Outcome

• Establishing three acres of emergent vegetation suitable for fish spawning habitat. • Creating or improving up to one mile of Smallmouth Bass habitat.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GLRI-00E00876-sub7
2011
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Accuracy assessment for side scan sonar methods
SWIMS project summary GLRI-00E00876-sub7 In-stream Habitat Improvements in Sheboygan River AOC (Q1-2 report).
Side scan sonar to ID benthic habitat
 
Activities & Recommendations
Data Analysis or Evaluation
Prior to the establishment of population level targets, information on aquatic habitat availability for species of interest is needed
 
Waters