Welcome to the Great Lakes Restoration Database!
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is improving habitat for fish, wildlife and people in communities across the eight-state Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD) showcases projects implemented under the Initiative’s Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area in Fiscal Years 2010-2014 to increase awareness and improve communication on accomplishments in this important component of the restoration program. The GLRD is a searchable database that enables users to search for projects using a variety of queries, including a key word search. A fact sheet can be generated for each project to provide more detailed information on its goals, objectives, location, recipient organization and contact. For more information on the GLRI visit www.glri.us.
Why was it created?
The GLRI is the largest federal investment in Great Lakes restoration and conservation in two decades. Begun in 2010, the Initiative awarded over $220 million in its first five years for habitat and wildlife restoration and protection across the eight Great Lakes states. Hundreds of organizations are implementing projects to advance the restoration goals of the GLRI and to rehabilitate and conserve fish and wildlife resources that are important ecological and economic assets for local communities. The GLRD was developed to promote this good work, improve communication and showcase for elected officials and citizens how their tax dollars are being put to work under the GLRI. The GLRD was funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and created by the Great Lakes Commission with assistance from a network of federal, state and local agency partners. Currently, the database includes only projects funded under the GLRI focus area for habitat and wildlife. Other focus areas may also support habitat-related projects (such as removal of aquatic invasive species or restoration of degraded habitat in Areas of Concern), but are not reflected in the database at this time.
Key Features of the GLRD
- Includes projects funded under the GLRI’s Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area in fiscal years 2010 through 2014;
- Provides detailed project descriptions, objectives, habitat restoration metrics, and contact information for recipient organizations formatted as printable fact sheets;
- Provides an interactive map to assist with project location;
- Allows users to search by keyword, state, funding agency, and one or more habitat metrics.
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Did we miss a project or present incomplete information? We want to know about it! If you notice something is wrong, missing, or you have additional information on a project, please e-mail us so we can fix it.
This project builds on the Great Lakes Habitat Initiative (GLHI) a database of potential habitat restoration projects developed in 2006 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Great Lakes Commission and a suite of other conservation partners. The GLHI was developed upon the recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes (GLRC Strategy). The GLRC was a partnership of federal, state, city, and tribal governments developed under Executive Order (EO) 13340, which established a national priority for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and laid the foundation for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Project information and reports on the GLHI can be found here.
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For additional background on the GLRI and specific projects, go to http://www.glri.us.