Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration, (Section 506, WRDA 2000)
This potential project is located just east of Michigan City, Indiana. The Ambler Flatwoods restoration study is investigating a 351 acre mosaic of northern flatwoods, isolated and connected ephemeral ponds and rivulets, sedge meadow, oak savanna, open forest, forested wetland and stream habitats. The goal of the project is to restore the stream, ephemeral woodland pools and rivulets, and associated riparian habitats in support of invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and migratory bird species.
Benefits include restoring stream, ephemeral woodland pools and rivulets, and associated riparian plant communities in support of Great Lakes invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and migratory bird species.
The Determination of Federal Interest (DFI) report was initiated in November 2012 and approved in May 2013. Great Lakes Restoration and Initiative (GLRI) funds received from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were used to initiate the feasibility study in 2013 after the FID was approved. No further work will be done on this study due to the lack of federal and non-federal funds, and a change in the non-federal sponsor’s priorities.