# Project Organization Contact Status Amount
0233 Elizabeth Park North Fishing Point

Grant funds were used to stabilize the eroding shoreline, increase fishing access, and enhance the fishing habitat at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan, along the Detroit River.

Board Decision Year: 2002
Wayne County - Parks Department (Westland) Alman, Steve (salman@co.wayne.mi.us) Completed $250,000.00
0232 Sturgeon Habitat Restoration, Monitoring, and Education in the Detroit River

This project consisted of three related components: construction of three demonstration lake sturgeon spawning reefs, a public education program, and a robust monitoring program. The project's goal was to enhance a healthy and self-sustaining population of lake sturgeon in the river. This project had a consortium of federal, state, university, local, and nongovernmental agencies and organizations assisting with meeting goals.

Board Decision Year: 2002
University of Michigan - Division of Research Development & Admin (Ann Arbor) Read, Jennifer (jenread@umich.edu) Completed $108,666.19
0225 City of Cheboygan Major City Park Public Fishing Access Phase II

Two additional fishing piers were added to the park as a result of this project. Each pier is 16 feet wide and 18 feet long, and amenities include barrier-free access benches, handicapped-parking, and lighting.

Board Decision Year: 2002
City of Cheboygan (Cheboygan) McNeil, Scott (cityhall@nmo.net) Completed $79,000.00
0220 Big Rapids Dam Removal Communications Project

This project tells the story of the Big Rapids Dam Removal project with a PowerPoint CD presentation that can be given to any community, along with a companion booklet.

Board Decision Year: 2001
City of Big Rapids (Big Rapids) Plautz, Cindy (cplautz@ci.big-rapids.mi.us) Completed $16,158.76
0215 Dutcher's Mckay Bay Access Site Improvement Project

The McKay Bay access site improvement project enhanced tribal and nontribal fishing opportunities in northern Lake Huron. The enhancements are for both recreational anglers and commercial fishing vessels at McKay Bay.

Board Decision Year: 2001
Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (Sault Ste. Marie) TenEyck, Jane (jteneyck@chippewaottawa.org) Completed $218,629.56
0214 Beaver Island Dock Expansion

The Beaver Island dock expansion project enabled tribal trap net fishing vessels to access the commercial fishery targeting whitefish.

Board Decision Year: 2003
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Suttons Bay) Rastetter, William (bill@envlaw.com) Completed $553,187.00
0146 Exotic Invertebrates, Food-Web Disruption, and Lost Fish Production

This project helped promote understanding of the impacts of dreissenid and cladococera invaders on lower-lakes fish communities and forecasting invasion impacts on upper-lakes fish communities.

Board Decision Year: 2000
Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Ann Arbor) Krause, Ann (798@glftnoemail.org) Completed $12,000.00
0144 Extending Great Lakes Fisheries Education and Project F.I.S.H. in Michigan: A Targeted Program within the Muskegon River Watershed

This project promoted better understanding of Great Lakes fisheries and factors required to sustain this natural resource by providing materials, training, and support for teachers and volunteer mentors who work with youth in schools, sport fishing clubs, and locally sponsored sport fishing events. This project indirectly provided better access to resource users and promoted active stewardship of Great Lakes fisheries among youth and families. It accomplished these goals through exciting interactive learning materials, long-term learning experiences with mentors and clubs, and Family Fun Fishing Festivals.

Board Decision Year: 2000
Michigan State University - Office of Contract & Grant Administration (East Lansing) Brubaker, Robert R. (862@glftnoemail.org) Completed $46,680.00
0143 White Lake Pier Expansion

This project expanded the White Lake pier by adding additional feet on both sides.

Board Decision Year: 1999
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - Detroit District (Detroit) Dziadosz, Tom (241@glftnoemail.org) Completed $153,883.00
0133 Annual Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting

This project facilitated communication and coordination between biologists, managers, and researchers working toward lake sturgeon rehabilitation in the Great Lakes through annual meetings. The project included a two-day meeting: the first day was for sharing research and management activities, confirming or identifying priority research needs, and enhancing collaboration; the second day focused on a technical issue or information gap.

Board Decision Year: 2001
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Green Bay Fishery Resources Office (New Franken) Elliott, Rob (robert_elliott@fws.gov) Completed $25,500.00
0129 An Evaluation of Bioenergetics Modeling for Lake Whitefish in Lake Michigan

The goal of this project was to determine the age-specific diet and energy density of lake whitefish on a seasonal basis, as well as the seasonal energy density of major food types of lake whitefish.

Board Decision Year: 2001
University of Michigan - Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research (Ann Arbor) Brandt, Stephen (stephen.b.brandt@noaa.gov) Completed $199,648.98
0113 Status Assessment of Remnant Lake Sturgeon Stock in the Main Basin of Lake Michigan

Board Decision Year: 2001
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Green Bay Fishery Resources Office (New Franken) Elliott, Rob (robert_elliott@fws.gov) Completed $504,741.00
0109 Characterization of Early Life History Stages of Lake Sturgeon in the Peshtigo River and Green Bay

This project focused on the distribution, movement patterns, and requirements of early life stages of lake sturgeon in relation to availability and utilization of physical, chemical, and biological resources in the lower Peshtigo River, Wisconsin, and inner waters of Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

Board Decision Year: 2001
Purdue University - Dept. of Forestry and Nat. Resources (West Lafayette) Sutton, Trent (tsutton@fnr.purdue.edu) Completed $131,838.21
0107 Rapid Assessment of Lake Sturgeon Spawning Stocks Using Instream Hydroacoustic Technology

Throughout the Great Lakes Basin, remnant stocks of lake sturgeon exist at low abundance. Traditional fish sampling and assessment methods are marginally effective for these populations and can lead to fish mortality. Lake sturgeon congregate each spring when they spawn in large rivers. Nonlethal hydroacoustic technology, successfully used to count salmon in Pacific Northwest river systems, was used to evaluate the lake sturgeon population in the Sturgeon River, Michigan, and then applied to evaluation of the Muskegon River population.

Board Decision Year: 2001
Michigan Technological University - Biological Sciences (Houghton) Auer, Nancy (naauer@mtu.edu) Completed $235,559.80
0091 Modeling the Influence of Lake Circulation Patterns, Upwelling Events, and Turbulence on Fish Recruitment Variability in Lake Michigan

The project quantified the relative effects of lake physics (meso-scale circulation features, small-scale turulence, turbidity, water temperature) on distributions, survival, feeding, growth, and potential recruitment of young alewife and yellow perch.

Board Decision Year: 2001
c/o NOAA/GLERL/CILER (Ann Arbor) Beletsky, Dmitry (dima.beletsky@noaa.gov) Completed $342,328.19
0088 Ludington, South Pier

The project improved angler access by connecting an existing parking area to the south pier. The improvements include the handicapped-accessible walkway and paved parking for approximately 12 vehicles.

Board Decision Year: 1998
City of Ludington - Community Development (Ludington) Beutell, Mary (mbeutell@ci.ludington.mi.us) Completed $80,000.00
0087 Pentwater (Mears Walkway)

The south project included a concrete walk from the street to the pier, a barrier-free fishing deck at the eastern end of the pier, vault toilet, and 21 car parking parking for 21 vehicles (one barrier-free) along Chester Street. There is no fee to use this facility.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Village of Pentwater (Pentwater) MacLeod, Roger (88@glftnoemail.org) Completed $54,000.00
0086 Pentwater (Facility Construction)

The north project included two separate sites: Channel Lake Park and Bridge Street access site. Channel Lake Park features paved parking for 18 vehicles, a handicapped-accessible restroom, picnic facilities, and benches. The Bridge Street access site has paved parking for four vehicles.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Village of Pentwater (Pentwater) MacLeod, Roger (88@glftnoemail.org) Completed $540,197.40
0085 Montague Fishing Access

The project improved angler access at an existing city park, Medbery Park. The park improvements include improved entrance road, paved parking for approximately 50 vehicles, pedestrian walkway connecting to the north channel of White Lake, vault toilet, landscaping, benches, and picnic tables.

Board Decision Year: 1998
City of Montague (Montague) Graham, Jerry (mmiller@maverick.netonecom.net) Completed $101,885.00
0084 Fruitland Township Public Access (Construction and Contingency)

The project improved angler access to the White Lake south pier. The improvement features improved parking at the White River Station Park and Dock Road, including handicapped parking, construction of a handicapped-accessible ramp to the pier, cement slab for port-a-john placement, and landscaping.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Fruitland Township - Parks and Recreation Commission (Whitehall) Boughton, Greg (zekeboughton@aol.com) Completed $129,758.00
0083 Fruitland Township Public Access (Preliminary Engineering)

The project provided funds for engineering design to improve angler access to the White Lake south pier. The improvement features improved parking at the White River Station Park and Dock Road, including handicapped parking, construction of a handicapped-accessible ramp to the pier, cement slab for port-a-john placement, and landscaping.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Fruitland Township - Parks and Recreation Commission (Whitehall) Boughton, Greg (zekeboughton@aol.com) Completed $18,363.03
0081 Beaver Island Tribal Fishing Access

This project supported continued access for tribal commercial fishermen at Beaver Island. Improvements include new dock space, a sea wall, an icehouse, a well, a work area, and a security fence.

Board Decision Year: 2001
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Natural Resources (Harbor Springs) Craven, Doug (dcraven@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov) Completed $215,000.00
0079 Betsie Valley Trail Fishing Bridge

The grant money allowed for the construction of a bridge providing new shore-based, universally accessible fishing of migrating Lake Michigan trout and salmon at the mouth of the Betsie River as it enters Betsie Lake.

Board Decision Year: 2000
Benzie County - Betsie Valley Trailway Management Council (Beulah) Olsen, William (wro@coslink.net) Completed $75,070.00
0078 Suttons Bay Village Fishing Pier

This project installed a fishing pier on a historic coal dock property, now the Village Municipal Marina, for the use and enjoyment of all local and tourist shore-based anglers.

Board Decision Year: 2000
Village of Suttons Bay (Suttons Bay) Hamburg, Philip (suttonsbay@traverse.com) Completed $127,680.35
0077 Educating the Public on the Great Lakes Fishery Trust

A video of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust was produced that provides general information on the GLFT and also highlights some of its grants and granting categories.

Board Decision Year: 2000
Michigan United Conservation Clubs (Lansing) Gretzinger, Jimmy (tvradio@mucc.org) Completed $30,000.00