Great Lakes Restoration at National Parks-Naureen Rana, 2012
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Our Great Lakes national parks play a significant role in the effort to restore the great waters they represent. Each panelist will highlight a GLRI-supported project at a different park: restoring ...

Our Great Lakes national parks play a significant role in the effort to restore the great waters they represent. Each panelist will highlight a GLRI-supported project at a different park: restoring historic wetlands at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, researching changes in nearshore ecosystem dynamics at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and planning for wetland and stream improvements at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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  • Prairie, dunes, dune and swale, river, swamp, Lake Michigan, bog/fen, river, savanna, marsh
  • - 12 miles along Lake Michigan- Largest interdunal wetland in the watershed- Home to woodducks,coots, wood ducks, kingfishers, green herons- Impacted by ditching and draining for ag and urban and industrialdevelopment- Subdivision of one watershed into three- Altered water levels
  • - Invasion of non-native cattails- Treatment with herbicide- “Doing restoration in an urban landscape like this is akin to maintaining an old house. There is constant upkeep and continuing costs.”Dan Mason, Botanist, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • - Past 2 years- Students from IL, IN, and WI - Advocacy, resource management, on-the-ground restoration
  • - 55 acres totally restored- The newest trail in the national lakeshore is a birder’s paradise. Just a short stroll to an accessible observation platform provides a great view of this recently restored wetland. Wading birds like herons and egrets and song birds such as warblers and red-winged black birds are again abundant. During migration periods, see flocks of ducks and geese. Jobs created:Return of native wildlife and plantsCleaner Lake Michigan!Goal: 400 acresJobs: soil scientists, land surveyors, plant propagators, fisheries specialists, hydrologists, botanists, researchers

Great Lakes Restoration at National Parks-Naureen Rana, 2012 Great Lakes Restoration at National Parks-Naureen Rana, 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Great Lakes Restoration at National Parks 2012 Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Restoration Conference
  • Great Lakes National Parks
  • Restoring the Great Marsh atIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Located in Northwest Indiana Established in 1966 15,000 acres 10 distinct ecosystem types 3rd highest biodiversity
  • The Great Marsh 12 miles long Largest interdunal wetland in Lake Michigan watershed
  • Need for restoration To date: $2.65 million in GLRI funding for Great Marsh restoration
  • NPCA Student Workshop  Over 6,000 plants installed
  • Results 55 acres FULLY restored! (and more to come)