Muskegon River Mega Model



Alliance for the Great Lakes

Alliance for the Great Lakes - is the oldest citizens' Great Lakes protection organization in North America.  They are committed to conserving and restoring the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife. (

Brooks Township

Brooks Township - is a township located in Newaygo County, Michigan.  The township is recognized as a recreational wonderland for more than a century, especially for its abundant waters. The Muskegon River bisects the township, offering fishing and boating. Nine lakes and numerous streams delight residents and visitors alike. (

Consumers Energy - is the principal energy generator in the state of Michigan; they provided natural gas and electricity to more than six million of the state of Michigan's nearly 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. (

Fisheries Projections

Fisheries Projections - the work at Fisheries Projections addresses both applied and theoretical problems in fish population modeling and environmental analysis.  The aim of this work is to better understand the response of fish populations to changes in the environment that result from causes both natural and human-induced. (

Fremont Area Community Foundation

Fremont Area Community Foundation - is a philanthropic organization in West Michigan. Founded in 1972 to serve the people of Newaygo County it is one of the largest community foundations in the nation on a per capita basis, serving a population of 50,000. The Foundation is comprised of more than 400 separate funds, including two supporting organizations and three geographic affiliates. (


Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) - a liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan. Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. (

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) - a division of NOAA that conduct high-quality research and provide scientific leadership on important issues in both Great Lakes and marine coastal environments leading to new knowledge, tools, approaches, awareness and services. (

Great Lake Fishery Trust

Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) - an organization that provide funding to nonprofit organizations, education institutions, and government agencies to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate the Great Lakes fishery. (

Institute for Fisheries Research

Institute for Fisheries Research (IFR) - is a cooperative unit of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the University of Michigan (UM). The IFR mission is to advance scientific understanding of the ecology and management of aquatic resources, habitats, and the fisheries they sustain.(

Land Conservancy of West Michigan

Land Conservancy of West Michigan - an independent, non-profit land trust and the only land trust solely dedicated to the permanent protection of important natural lands and open space in West Michigan. (

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - is the agency of the state of Michigan charged with protecting the quality of Michigan’s natural environment. (

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) - is the agency of the state of Michigan charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, state forests, and recreation areas. (

Michigan Lake & Stream Association

Michigan Lake & Stream Association - a non-profit corporation comprised of individuals and associations who desire to conserve and improve Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams, and their watersheds, and the Great Lakes, and to protect and promote the wise use of Michigan's Water resources. (

Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) - a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU is an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation.(

Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership

Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership - a coalition of community interests dedicated to working cooperatively for the improvement of the Muskegon Lake ecosystem, and for the delisting of Muskegon Lake as an Area of Concern. (

Muskegon River Watershd Assembly

Muskegon River Watershed Assembly - is a nonprofit organization working to preserve, protect and enhance the natural, historic and cultural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed. (

Muskegon Watershed Research Partnership

Muskegon Watershed Research Partnership (MWRP) - a collaboration between group of scientists (from UM, MSU, Purdue, GVSU, NOAA, SUNY-Brookport, MDEQ, and the MDNR), representatives of various watershed and environmental organizations (GLFT and MRWA), and a patchwork of current and former funders who have invested in the Muskegon River’s future. (

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment.(

Purdue University

Purdue University - a public university located in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Purdue University serves the citizens of Indiana, the United States, and the world through discovery that expands the realm of knowledge, learning through dissemination and preservation of knowledge, and engagement through exchange of knowledge. (

Annis Water Resources Institute

The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) - a multidisciplinary research organization within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences department at Grand Valley State University. The mission of the Institute is to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.(

State University of New York at Brockport (Suny-Brockport)

State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY-Brockport) - a liberal arts college located in Brockport, New York. SUNY-Brookport Is committed to providing a liberal arts and professional education - at both the undergraduate and graduate level - for those who have the necessary ability and motivation to benefit from high quality public higher education.(

Timberland Resource Conservation & Development

Timberland Resource Conservation & Development (also; Timberland RC&D) - an organization that provides regional leadership and conservation assistance for citizens to improve, properly develop and sensibly use our natural and human resources.

Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited - is a grassroots organization dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.(

University of Michigan

University of Michigan (UM) - a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.(

Wege Foundation

Wege Foundation - is a philanthropic organization that focuses on local good works that enhance the lives of the people and preserve the health of the environment in the West Michigan area. (

This project is funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust as part of the Muskegon River Watershed Initiative.
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