A combination of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and partner funds are being used to replace a series of culverts that act as barriers to fish passage on Bigelow Creek in Michigan. The U.S. Forest Service and partners are reconstructing older culverts in the Bigelow Creek subwatershed to create structurally sound, correctly sized culverts. These improved culverts allow fundamental river processes to proceed unimpaired, and let fish travel through the culverts and take advantage of a wider variety of habitat types throughout their lifespan. This work also has benefits for the larger Lake Michigan watershed.
December 18, 2020