Conservation Results Through Public-PrivatePartnerships<br />John Hartig, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge<br /...
Today’s Workshop<br />Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
DISCUSSION:<br />What comes to mind when you think of Detroit?<br />
SPORTS!<br />AUTO INDUSTRY<br />DETROIT <br />METROPOLITAN <br />COMMUNITY<br />MANUFACTURING<br />PUBLIC ART<br />AVAILAB...
CASE STUDIES FROM THE DETROIT/WINDSOR METROPOLITAN AREA:<br />#1  SHORELINE ENGINEERING<br />#2 TRANFORMATION OF THE REFUG...
CASE STUDY #1<br />SOFT SHORELINE ENGINEERING:<br />HARD SHORELINE ENGINEERING<br /><ul><li>Using concrete breakwalls or s...
No habitat value</li></li></ul><li>Soft Shoreline Engineering<br /><ul><li>Using ecological principles and practices to re...
Using rocks, vegetation, and other materials to soften the land-water interface, thereby improving the ecological value wi...
Before<br />Windsor’s<br />Goose Bay<br />Park<br />After<br />
Milliken <br />State Park<br />
Before<br />DTE’s<br />River Rouge <br />Power plant<br />After<br />
Wayne county’s<br />Elizabeth<br />Park <br />Before<br />After<br />
42 projects <br />In 12 years!<br />
CASE STUDY #2<br />TRANSFORMATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL BROWNFIELD TO THE REFUGE GATEWAY<br />
1990???<br />REFUGE GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />
1993<br />REFUGE GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />GROSSE ILE<br />
Refuge Gateway:<br /><ul><li>Restoring habitat
Expanding the ecological buffer of Humbug Marsh	</li></ul>Humbug Marsh:<br /><ul><li>Michigan’s only ramsar site
last mile of natural shoreline along the US mainland
High quality Forested Lake Plain Ecosystem
DRIWR Unit</li></ul>REFUGE  GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />
REFUGE GATEWAY: HISTORIC INDUSTRY <br />
Refuge Gateway Master Plan<br />Development and Implementation has involved hundreds of partners<br />
MonguagonDaylighting Project<br />
MonguagonDaylighting Project<br />BEFORE  SUMMER 2009<br />DURING<br />AFTER CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2011<br />
Shoreline Restoration Project<br />
Shoreline Restoration Project<br />BEFORE  FALL 2010<br />DURING APRIL 2011<br />AFTER CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2011<br />
Greenway: Increasing Accessibility & Recreational Opportunities<br />
Blueway & Kayak Launch:<br />Creating a new front porch for paddlers<br />
Boat Dock and Fishing Pier:<br />Dock for the Michigan Sea Grant School Ship & Accessible Pier for a shore-based deep wate...
Refuge Gateway Restoration Goals:<br /><ul><li>net gain of 16 acres of Wetlands, 25 acres of upland buffer habitat, invasi...
Combining the Refuge Gateway and Humbug Marsh into one ecological unit protecting 454 acres of coastal habitat
Create exceptional outdoor recreational & educational experiences</li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Par...
CASE STUDY #3<br />STURGEON RECOVERY IN THE DETROIT RIVER<br />Threatened in both Michigan and Ontario<br />
LAKE STURGEON POPULATION DECLINE IN LAKE ERIE AND THE DETROIT RIVER<br />1 % Remaining of <br />Historical Population<br /...
Lake Sturgeon - Continued….<br />In 2001, Lake Sturgeon spawning was documented near Zug Island in the Detroit River for t...
Fighting Island Sturgeon Reef<br /><ul><li>Construction in 2008
Successful reproduction documented in 2009 </li></li></ul><li>First Joint Funded Canada-U.S. Fish Habitat Restoration Proj...
16 partnering <br />organizations!<br />Environment Canada, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Great Lakes <br />Rene...
CASE STUDY #4<br />FROM BLACK LAGOON TO NATURAL RESOURCE ASSET<br />
Location<br />Black Lagoon<br />Black Lagoon,<br />Trenton, MI<br />
Oil being discharged from McClouth Steel Plant in 1961<br />Conservation Results through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
<ul><li> 115,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment removed
$9.3 million</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> $152,000 for soft shoreline engineering</li></li></ul><li>From Black Lagoon to Ell...
CASE STUDY #5<br />DETROIT RIVER INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE<br />(DRIWR)<br />
Detroit River International<br /> Wildlife Refuge<br /><ul><li>Signed into law in 2001
first International Wildlife Refuge in North America
one of only a few urban refuges
Founded on partnerships for conservation and for the </li></ul>	benefit of future generations<br /><ul><li>A new paradigm ...
Humbug Marsh Unit<br />
Strong Unit<br />
DTE Fermi II   <br />Cooperative Management Agreement<br />656 Acres<br />Fermi Sign Dedication Oct. 29, 2004<br />
Gard Island Unit<br />
Erie Marsh Preserve<br />
Gibraltar Bay Unit<br />
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Innovative public-private partnerships are delivering substantial conservation and restoration successes in the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. This workshop will share lessons from: soft shoreline engineering; transformation of an industrial brownfield into a Refuge Gateway; construction of a sturgeon spawning reef; and growth of an International Wildlife Refuge.

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  • In the strategy to save the site from development, Wayne County became an ally and purchased the site to the north of Humbug MarshStrategically, this made sense for 2 reasons. It blocked the ability of the developer to building a bridge to the site and also opened up the door for a major partnership of this project to develop- US FWS and Wayne County, USFWS needed a piece of land to house a visitors center- the refuge gateway concept was undertaken.
  • Lake Erie commercial fish catch in Michigan and Ontario 1879-2000
  • Lake Erie commercial fish catch in Michigan and Ontario 1879-2000
  • Refuge has grown from 300 acres to over 5,762 acres in ten years
  • What are some of the critical elements of success for successful conservation projects using public-private partnerships?
  • Conservation Results for Public-Private Partnerships

    1. 1. Conservation Results Through Public-PrivatePartnerships<br />John Hartig, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge<br />Susan Phillips, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments<br />Jim Boase, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service<br />Burke Jenkins, Hamilton Anderson Associates<br />Allison Krueger, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge<br />
    2. 2. Today’s Workshop<br />Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    3. 3. DISCUSSION:<br />What comes to mind when you think of Detroit?<br />
    4. 4. SPORTS!<br />AUTO INDUSTRY<br />DETROIT <br />METROPOLITAN <br />COMMUNITY<br />MANUFACTURING<br />PUBLIC ART<br />AVAILABLE <br />LAND<br />
    5. 5. CASE STUDIES FROM THE DETROIT/WINDSOR METROPOLITAN AREA:<br />#1 SHORELINE ENGINEERING<br />#2 TRANFORMATION OF THE REFUGE GATEWAY<br />#3 STURGEON RECOVERY IN THE DETROIT RIVER<br />#4 FROM BLACK LAGOON TO NATURAL RESOURCE ASSET<br />#5 DETROIT RIVER INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE<br />
    6. 6. CASE STUDY #1<br />SOFT SHORELINE ENGINEERING:<br />HARD SHORELINE ENGINEERING<br /><ul><li>Using concrete breakwalls or steel sheet piling to reduce erosion, stabilize shorelines for commercial, recreation and other uses, and achieve safety
    7. 7. No habitat value</li></li></ul><li>Soft Shoreline Engineering<br /><ul><li>Using ecological principles and practices to reduce erosion and achieve stability of shorelines and safety, while enhancing habitat, improving aesthetics, and even saving money
    8. 8. Using rocks, vegetation, and other materials to soften the land-water interface, thereby improving the ecological value without compromising engineering integrity of the shoreline</li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    9. 9. Before<br />Windsor’s<br />Goose Bay<br />Park<br />After<br />
    10. 10. Milliken <br />State Park<br />
    11. 11. Before<br />DTE’s<br />River Rouge <br />Power plant<br />After<br />
    12. 12. Wayne county’s<br />Elizabeth<br />Park <br />Before<br />After<br />
    13. 13. 42 projects <br />In 12 years!<br />
    14. 14. CASE STUDY #2<br />TRANSFORMATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL BROWNFIELD TO THE REFUGE GATEWAY<br />
    15. 15. 1990???<br />REFUGE GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />
    16. 16. 1993<br />REFUGE GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />GROSSE ILE<br />
    17. 17. Refuge Gateway:<br /><ul><li>Restoring habitat
    18. 18. Expanding the ecological buffer of Humbug Marsh </li></ul>Humbug Marsh:<br /><ul><li>Michigan’s only ramsar site
    19. 19. last mile of natural shoreline along the US mainland
    20. 20. High quality Forested Lake Plain Ecosystem
    21. 21. DRIWR Unit</li></ul>REFUGE GATEWAY<br />HUMBUG MARSH<br />
    22. 22. REFUGE GATEWAY: HISTORIC INDUSTRY <br />
    23. 23. Refuge Gateway Master Plan<br />Development and Implementation has involved hundreds of partners<br />
    24. 24. MonguagonDaylighting Project<br />
    25. 25. MonguagonDaylighting Project<br />BEFORE SUMMER 2009<br />DURING<br />AFTER CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2011<br />
    26. 26. Shoreline Restoration Project<br />
    27. 27. Shoreline Restoration Project<br />BEFORE FALL 2010<br />DURING APRIL 2011<br />AFTER CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2011<br />
    28. 28. Greenway: Increasing Accessibility & Recreational Opportunities<br />
    29. 29. Blueway & Kayak Launch:<br />Creating a new front porch for paddlers<br />
    30. 30. Boat Dock and Fishing Pier:<br />Dock for the Michigan Sea Grant School Ship & Accessible Pier for a shore-based deep water fishing experience<br />
    31. 31. Refuge Gateway Restoration Goals:<br /><ul><li>net gain of 16 acres of Wetlands, 25 acres of upland buffer habitat, invasive plant management across 50 acres and along 2.5 miles of shoreline
    32. 32. Combining the Refuge Gateway and Humbug Marsh into one ecological unit protecting 454 acres of coastal habitat
    33. 33. Create exceptional outdoor recreational & educational experiences</li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    34. 34. CASE STUDY #3<br />STURGEON RECOVERY IN THE DETROIT RIVER<br />Threatened in both Michigan and Ontario<br />
    35. 35. LAKE STURGEON POPULATION DECLINE IN LAKE ERIE AND THE DETROIT RIVER<br />1 % Remaining of <br />Historical Population<br />Lake Erie commercial fish catch in Michigan and Ontario 1879-2000<br />Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    36. 36. Lake Sturgeon - Continued….<br />In 2001, Lake Sturgeon spawning was documented near Zug Island in the Detroit River for the first time in over 40 years! <br />
    37. 37. Fighting Island Sturgeon Reef<br /><ul><li>Construction in 2008
    38. 38. Successful reproduction documented in 2009 </li></li></ul><li>First Joint Funded Canada-U.S. Fish Habitat Restoration Project<br />in the Great Lakes <br />4 Treatments x 3 Replicates<br />
    39. 39. 16 partnering <br />organizations!<br />Environment Canada, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Great Lakes <br />Renewal Foundation, Essex Region Conservation Authority, U.S. Geological Survey – Great Lakes Science Center, Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, Ontario Ministry of <br />Natural Resources, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, BASF Corporation, DTE Energy, Landmark Engineers Inc., International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Wildlife Habitat Council<br />
    40. 40. CASE STUDY #4<br />FROM BLACK LAGOON TO NATURAL RESOURCE ASSET<br />
    41. 41.
    42. 42. Location<br />Black Lagoon<br />Black Lagoon,<br />Trenton, MI<br />
    43. 43. Oil being discharged from McClouth Steel Plant in 1961<br />Conservation Results through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    44. 44. <ul><li> 115,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment removed
    45. 45. $9.3 million</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> $152,000 for soft shoreline engineering</li></li></ul><li>From Black Lagoon to Ellias Cove<br />
    46. 46. CASE STUDY #5<br />DETROIT RIVER INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE<br />(DRIWR)<br />
    47. 47.
    48. 48. Detroit River International<br /> Wildlife Refuge<br /><ul><li>Signed into law in 2001
    49. 49. first International Wildlife Refuge in North America
    50. 50. one of only a few urban refuges
    51. 51. Founded on partnerships for conservation and for the </li></ul> benefit of future generations<br /><ul><li>A new paradigm for conservation</li></li></ul><li>Grassy Island Unit<br />Mud Island Unit<br />
    52. 52. Humbug Marsh Unit<br />
    53. 53. Strong Unit<br />
    54. 54. DTE Fermi II <br />Cooperative Management Agreement<br />656 Acres<br />Fermi Sign Dedication Oct. 29, 2004<br />
    55. 55. Gard Island Unit<br />
    56. 56. Erie Marsh Preserve<br />
    57. 57. Gibraltar Bay Unit<br />
    58. 58. Refuge has grown from 300 acres to over 5,762 acres in ten years!<br />
    59. 59. What are some of the critical elements for successful conservation projects using public-private partnerships?<br />Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    60. 60. Critical Elements for Success:<br /><ul><li> Cooperative conservation initiatives are helping recreate gathering places for wildlife and people along the Detroit River
    61. 61. These unique conservation places are now a key factor in providing the quality of life that is so important in achieving competitive advantage for communities and businesses in the 21st Century
    62. 62. Cooperative conservation is helping provide an exceptional conservation experience to nearly 7 million people in the watershed to help develop the next generation of conservationists</li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    63. 63. Critical Elements for Success:<br /><ul><li>High profile champion
    64. 64. Build Partnerships
    65. 65. Core project delivery team
    66. 66. Cooperative learning
    67. 67. Local ownership
    68. 68. Step-wise approach </li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    69. 69. Critical Elements for Success: continue…<br /><ul><li>Ecosystem/watershed focus
    70. 70. Cooperative solutions
    71. 71. Government responsiveness
    72. 72. Leverage resources
    73. 73. Cost/Ecosystem Effectiveness
    74. 74. Public Celebration </li></ul>Conservation Results Through Public-Private Partnerships<br />
    75. 75. To deny the river is to deny the origin of the city. To rethink the river is to discover a unique opportunity to define urban places, join neighborhoods and communities together, and reconnect us to our landscape and our history.<br />A.GOLDING<br />
    76. 76. SPORTS!<br />AUTO INDUSTRY<br />DETROIT <br />METROPOLITAN <br />COMMUNITY<br />MANUFACTURING<br />PUBLIC ART<br />AVAILABLE <br />LAND<br />
    77. 77. OUTDOOR <br />RECREATION<br />DETROIT <br />METROPOLITAN <br />COMMUNITY<br />WILDLIFE OBSERVATION<br />FISHING & HUNTING <br />OPPORTUNITIES<br />ENVIRONMENTAL EDCUATION<br />WETLAND CONSERVATION<br />
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