Fund For Lake Michigan

Mapping Lake Sturgeon Habitat in the Milwaukee River

  • Grant Recipient: Ozaukee County
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Year: 2018
  • Watershed: Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Stream Restoration

This project builds on a 25-year effort to restore self-sustaining populations of lake sturgeon to the Milwaukee River after a 100-year absence. With the possibility of sturgeon returning to spawn in the relatively near future, Ozaukee County will conduct a habitat assessment to determine whether existing spawning areas can support natural reproduction upon the sturgeon’s return. The assessment will also identify areas and opportunities for habitat improvements.

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