Boardman River-Dam Removal #3

Grant: # 1738

Grant Amount: $430,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2017

Natural Resources Department - Department of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Peshawbestown)

Department of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Garavaglia, James (james.garavaglia@gtbindians.com)

2017 Habitat Protection and Restoration: Targeted Land and Capital Efforts (Including Barrier Removal) - Habitat protection and restoration

Project Summary


As part of the largest dam removal effort in Michigan’s history, the third and final dam will be removed on the Boardman River, a state-designated Natural River and Blue Ribbon trout stream emptying into Lake Michigan. The Boardman Dam Removal Project is a signature effort that will reconnect 160 miles of prime fishery habitat by removing three dams and modifying a fourth to block invasives and provide bi-directional selective fish passage to the Great Lakes.