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Final Technical Report
This is the final Technical Report for the Lower Grand River Watershed (LGRW) Wetland Initiative Project. The LGRW Wetland Initiative Project was awarded to Grand Valley State Universitys (GVSU) Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) in 2007. Grant funding was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) through the Clean Water Act Section 104 (b)(3) program. Project partners included the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) and Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTC&H).
The project had five major tasks:
The Final Technical Report summarizes these tasks.
Final Technical Report (Adobe PDF 4.69 MB)
Wetland Initiative Action Plans
Part of the Wetlands Initiative Project was to use the Landscape Level Wetland Function Assessment (LLWFA) tool to produce an inventory and analysis of historic and current wetlands and their functions. An assessment of wetland function gains and losses could then be determined.
As a separate task, Wetland Initiative Action Plans were developed for three subwatersheds of the LGRW: the Dickerson Creek, Rogue River, and Spring Lake subwatersheds. The goal of these Wetland Initiative Action Plans was to: 1) summarize the results of each subwatershed's LLWFA; 2) establish priorities for wetland restoration and preservation; and 3) detail approaches for wetland restoration and preservation for each pilot project area.
Dickerson Creek Watershed Wetland Initiative Action Plan (Adobe PDF 3.41 MB)
Rogue River Watershed Wetland Initiative Action Plan (Adobe PDF 5.44 MB)
Spring Lake Watershed Wetland Initiative Action Plan (Adobe PDF 2.74 MB)
Baseline Knowledge Survey for Spring Lake Watershed
As a way to benchmark the existing perceptions regarding wetland value as well as identifying opportunities to broaden awareness of wetlands in the watershed, a survey was conducted in the Spring Lake Watershed. As part of the survey, a questionnaire was developed and distributed by the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). This report summarizes the results of the survey, provides an analysis of survey results, and offers conclusions about the meaning of the survey relative to wetlands and the LGRW.
Baseline Knowledge Survey for Spring Lake Watershed (Adobe PDF 4.34)
Baseline Knowledge Survey QAPP (Adobe PDF 1.00 MB)