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Some Like it Cold – Conserving Coldwater Habitat

From the big open water of our Great Lakes to the secluded creeks of our headwaters, we are lucky to have a vast array of freshwater habitats. Some fish like bass, whitefish and pike thrive in our big lakes. Others like our brook trout depend on our coldwater streams. Keeping these habitats in balance is critical for a diverse fishery.

Biological Surveys of Northwest Lower Peninsula Streams Now Available

Biological and physical habitat conditions of northwest Lower Peninsula streams in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties were assessed by Michigan DEQ Surface Water Assessment Section staff.

Timber Bridges and Healthy Rivers

CRA completes up to a dozen road/stream crossing projects every year. These projects involve removing undersized and aging culverts and replacing them with structures that reduce the impact on the water, fish and wildlife moving beneath them. Many of the crossings we work on are refitted with timber bridges.

Timber on the Boyne

New timber bridges are popping up all over northern Michigan as modern road/stream crossing replacements for aging, poorly designed, and deteriorating structures. One of the newest has recently been completed on Springbrook Road over the North Branch of the Boyne River. The previous undersized culverts prevented natural movement of sediments, causing impounding of sand and water upstream of the crossing over decades. CRA coordinated the design, engineering, and construction of thisnearly $300,000 project over the last couple of years and plans a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this beautiful improvement to the Boyne in 2013.

Funding Benefits Local Rivers
By Marci Singer, Petoskey News-Review

The Conservation Resource Alliance was recently notified that a second phase of Conservation Innovation Grant funding has been awarded to extend habitat improvement work in Northwest Michigan.

Since 2006, conservation partners have been working on the first phase, a three year, $500,000 grant project that concentrates habitat improvement in the critical river and wildlife habitat corridors of Northwest Michigan, most notably the Jordan River, the Boyne River and the Maple River, among others.

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