Lake Michigan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Michigan Natural Features Inventory, working with a broad network of scientists, natural resource professionals, agency staff, and non-profit colleagues, will articulate action agendas for the rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of the native biodiversity and ecosystem function of Great Lakes Erie and Michigan. TNC will employ a well established conservation planning process developed by The Nature Conservancy and utilized in previous efforts for Lakes Ontario and Huron, and will draw upon the collective expertise of experts from seven of the eight Great Lakes states and the province of Ontario.

In generating blueprints for biodiversity conservation in both lakes, TNC will emphasize the integration and synthesis of existing information, drawing on experts (many, if not all of whom have been involved in developing existing plans and reports) to review and improve the products, rather than create them anew. TNC anticipates that these blueprints will facilitate collaborative action among diverse and widespread partners, providing a common vision for conservation of these two Great Lakes.

Member Projects

Forum members are involved with many projects.

Ms. Kae DonLevy

Managing the WI CLean Marina Program. Coordinating the Gatheirng Waters F… Read More

Ms. Kathy Evans

The restoration of coastal habitats, the cleanup of legacy pollution and th… Read More

Mr. Bill Hafs

Agriculture nonpoint control, Northern pike habitat restoration, buffer str… Read More

Ms. Vicky Harris

Fox River TMDL analysis for total maximum daily loads of phosphorus and sus… Read More

Mr. Martin Jaffe

Water supply planning and policy… Read More

Ms. Angela Larsen

Coordinate multi-jurisdictional planning, monitoring, and grant submissions… Read More

Ms. Kathy Luther

Comprehensive regional planning for Northwest Indiana that will protect Lak… Read More

Mr. Greg Mund

Wildlife Habitat restoration; Contaminated sediment clean-ups; Public parti… Read More

Ms. Kay Nelson

Great Lakes Compact, historical (passage) and current implementation activi… Read More

Mr. Todd Parker

Harbor & Marina Eco-EMS work… Read More

Ms. Henrietta Saunders

Public outreach on the importance of improving, conserving, protecting, fun… Read More

Mr. Bill Schleizer

Nature resource valuation and ecosystem markets.… Read More

Mr. Larry Smith

Domestic and international resource management, ecosystem rehabilitation, d… Read More

Dr. Janet Vail Ph.D

The Making Lake Michigan Tour, which is onboard public outreach and eductio… Read More

Ms. Barbara Waller

Environmental education and out-of-doors learning programs for school-age c… Read More