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Pere Marquette and Pine River Road Crossings Improvement Project

March 1, 2013

In 2009, the US Forest Service awarded the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) and the Lake County Road Commission (LCRC) grants totaling $1,100,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. CRA and LCRC provided an additional $650,565 in match and grants, and completed 8 stream restoration projects. The focus was replacing and improving road/stream crossings in Lake County in the Pere Marquette and Pine River watersheds.

Lake County is home to 200,000 acres of public-owned land, much of it in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. The Pere Marquette and Pine Rivers are both National Wild and Scenic Rivers, and State-designated Blue Ribbon Trout Streams and Natural Rivers. Human disturbances such as outdated road/stream crossings are problematic to these rivers. They contribute excessive sediment, act as barriers to aquatic species, change the shape of the stream channel, and can impact water temperatures. In addition, Lake County is fairly rural and has one of the highest poverty rates of all of Michigan’s counties. The combination of existing partnerships, natural resource problems, and economic needs helped make the Pere Marquette and Pine Rivers in Lake County an ideal location for USFS ARRA support.

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