In 2014, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust convened an aquatic connectivity workshop to identify the types of decision-support tools that resource managers and regulators need and would use to guide decisions on where to improve fish passage or remove dams in the Great Lakes basin.
The workshop convened over 50 participants representing 23 entities from federal, state, tribal, and local agencies; binational organizations; universities; and nonprofits. Participants reviewed existing decision-support tools and discussed their information needs and processes used when developing, evaluating, and implementing aquatic connectivity projects.
The discussion helped identify research needs and information gaps and ways to enhance existing tools to support more effective and efficient decision making.
The proceedings document is available for download below.