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Coastal Habitat Assessment:

With Recommendations For Conservation and Restoration Planning

The Coastal Habitat Assessment synthesizes socio-economic and ecological data and information compiled between August, 2002 and December, 2004. The assessment focuses on a 10 mile buffer zone around Lake St. Clair. Through a series of modeling efforts based on the latest scientific information, the assessment also includes priority areas for coastal habitat conservation and restoration and guidelines for habitat conservation and restoration. The assessment responds to and builds on the Lake St. Clair Management Plan and other activities to establish binational management goals and objectives for Lake St. Clair. 

The Assessment is available for dowload by individual sections or in its entirety (at bottom of page).  A limited number of printed are available from the Great Lakes Commission.

Front Cover (PDF)

Acknowledgements (PDF)

Table of Contents (PDF)

Table of Figures (PDF)

Executive Summary

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Section II:

Section III:

Section IV:

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Section VI:

Section VII:

Section VIII:

Appendix A:

Appendix B:


Socio-Economic Characterization

Physical Characterization

Major Ecosystem and Habitat Types

System Stressors and Specific Responses

Overarching Responses to Stressors

New Management Tools (includes Potential Conservation Area maps and analysis)

Protection and Restoration Guidelines and Recommendations

Lake St. Clair Coastal Habitat Project Management Team

Lake St. Clair Coastal Habitat Project Advisory Committee

Full Habitat Assessment Document (4M)