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A Collaborative Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of the Muskegon Watershed: A Comprehensive Model, Risk Assessment and Tools for Use in Management (Mega Model)

Partners: Michigan State University and University of Michigan
Funded by: The Great Lakes Fisheries Trust
Project Managers: Bryan Pijanowski - MSU, Mike Wiley - U of M, John Koches - GVSU

We will combine the considerable wealth of data, experience, and tools that already exist in Michigan through the ongoing efforts at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, their partners in state government (MDEQ, MDNR), and watershed stakeholders...

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Developing Sustainable Futures for the Muskegon Watershed: A Decentralized Approach

Partners: Michigan State University
Funded by: Wege Foundation
Project Manager: John Koches

The proposed project seeks to support local decision-making in a manner that protects and enhances the Muskegon River Watershed. We will accomplish this through the development of a geographical information system (GIS) outreach tool, which we will present through an integrated information and education program...

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An Ecological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed to Solve Environmental Problems

Project Manager: R. Jan Stevenson - MSU

The Muskegon Lake and Estuary Emergent Vegetation Restoration Demonstration Project

Lead: The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
Funded by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Project Duration: Summer 2002 - Summer 2005

Re-establishment of native wild rice stands, soft stem bulrush and other aquatic vegetation for fish and wildlife in the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern (AOC) and the lower river (estuary) located at the river mouth and within the Muskegon State Game Area. This demonstration project will also seek to identify and determine the most successful methods of planting this vegetation.

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Timberland RC&D Area Council, Inc.
6655 Alpine Ave., NW, Suite 2
Comstock Park, MI 49321-8325
phone (616) 784-1090
fax (616) 784-8325

Newaygo Road/Stream Crossing - Timberland coordinated with the Huron-Manistee Forest, Newaygo County Road Commission and GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute for a crossing inventory at sites within the Huron- Manistee boundary in the White River Watershed. The Road Commission was accepted for a TEA-21 grant to inventory the remaining portion of the county (which includes part of the Muskegon River Watershed).

Bigelow Creek Habitat Improvement - An additional 125 feet of habitat improvement affecting 435 feet of stream was installed in Fall 2000. Sites were planned for habitat installation with two more landowners.

Bigelow Creek Habitat Assessment - Timberland worked with a consultant to collect the inventory data for this assessment. Several fisheries reviewed the data and developed a plan for future habitat improvements

Muskegon River Bank Stabilization - Timberland coordinated with Consumer's Energy on the stabilization of the river bank at Tailwater Park, included in their park enhancement project.

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