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U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center

Human-Environment Interaction

Human activity has caused considerable ecological damage in the Great Lakes region during the last 150 years. The USGS-GLSC is remediating effects of historic damage through restoring habitats and species in the Great Lakes basin which provide many benefits to society. For example, the Huron-Erie Corridor once supported a highly productive fishery, but human modification of the environment over the last century caused fish populations to dramatically decline. To remediate habitat degradation in the Huron-Erie Corridor, USGS-GLSC researchers are building fish spawning reefs to increase fish population abundance and fishery productivity, and studying how restored habitat contributes to socio-economic revitalization of the region.


The GLSC has no ongoing studies in this research area.

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