The huron river watershed council

Climate Change Challenge: bigger floods

Grant Award: $178,158; Year Awarded: 2014

The Huron River in Michigan is home to species assemblages that fill a diversity of niches necessary to maintain a functioning ecosystem. Many of these species have environmental tolerances that will help them persist as climate changes if actions are taken now to buffer against the impacts of climate change and maximize the health of the system. The Huron River Watershed Council will implement a suite of strategies that will result in improved flow management at dams, reduced fishing pressure, restored instream habitat and protected riparian vegetation that together will create conditions to allow species to adapt to a variety of climate change challenges.