Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER), (Section 506, Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2000). WRDA 2016, Section 1123 repealed the upper funding limit for the program. It further authorized under Section 1140 compatible recreation features.
The goal of the project is to restore 14 acres of rare and important coastal habitats indicative of the region, including stream, dune, beach, bluff, and ravine. The feasibility study will evaluate features that provide and restore stream connectivity and habitat diversity in a southern Lake Michigan stream, increase habitat for the state threatened Mudpuppy, remove invasive species, plant native species and increase habitat for migratory birds.
GLRI funds were received in FY19 to initiate the feasibility study. Project Delivery Team has begun working on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and has completed the Project Review Plan and Project Management Plan. PDT continues working on project measures to determine alternatives. The FCSA has been approved by the Lakes and Rivers Division (LRD) and is expected to be signed on 15 April 2019. The DPR is anticipated to be completed February FY20 and approved no later than April FY20.