Lake St. Clair Coastal Habitat Assessment 2006

Jun 2006 | Data and Monitoring, Habitat and Coastal, Library

Nearly all the coastal wetlands and other natural habitat that historically surrounded Lake St. Clair has been degraded or lost as industry, urbanization, commercial agriculture and suburban development have reshaped the landscape.  From 2002 to 2005, the Great Lakes Commission led a Lake St. Clair project focused on providing information and tools to guide future development and planning for the conservation and restoration of the area’s coastal habitat. In so doing, this project addressed several priorities in the Great Lakes Basin Compact—the Commission’s founding document—and its strategic plan, including the call to “collect, analyze and interpret baseline data and information on natural resources and environmental conditions for use by Great Lakes – St. Lawrence researchers, managers and policymakers.”

Published 2006   |   Download PDF