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GLCWRA Overview

This website provides access to a series of tools and data to support the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) models. The GLCWRA uses principles of geodesign to identify areas along U.S. coast of the Great Lakes that have the most potential to restore coastal wetland habitat. This site seeks to promote wide­spread, yet regionally- focused use of the GLCWRA products by managers and decision makers. Users may freely access dynamic, interactive, and user friendly geospatial applications for each restoration assessment. These first three GLCWRA models focus on a pilot area identified by the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC coastal working group and highlighted as part of the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative. As funding allows, additional assessments will be conducted for priority restoration assessment areas identified by the LCC. These GLCWRA project data are documented and available via the USGS ScienceBase repository and are closely aligned with the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program and its developing decision support tool.

Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment

The first assessment called WLERA (Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment) is focused on Lake Erie from between the mouths of the Detroit River, MI and Black River, OH.

Open Application

Connecting River Systems Restoration Assessment

The second assessment called CRSRA (Connecting River Systems Restoration Assessment) is focused on the connecting channels area that includes the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, and the St. Clair River.

Open Application

Saginaw Bay Restoration Assessment

The third assessment called SBRA (Saginaw Bay Restoration Assessment) extends along the shore of Lake Huron from the St. Clair River through Saginaw Bay.

Open Application

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