Great Waters Refresher Institute for Journalists

Grant: # 1137

Grant Amount: $17,625.00

Board Decision Year: 2010

Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (Missoula)

Allen, Frank (frank.allen@ijnr.org) 406-270-4626

GLFT - Great Lakes Stewardship-B - Other Great Lakes Stewardship

Project Details

Journalists who participated in the program became more knowledgeable about the ecological and resource challenges facing the Great Lakes. Activities included visits to recreational fishing sites, fish-spawning habitats a wetland with rare plants, a shoreline preserve, a clear-cut forest parcel, and other informative sites in the Beaver Islands archipelago. The project also included extended discussions with experts on cormorants, Asian carp, fish biology, fisheries management, and similar topics. The public gained more opportunities to increase their awareness about natural resource issues throughout the Great Lakes region. This outcome is still underway, as resulting stories continue to proliferate from the project. Hundreds of thousands of citizens already have gained such opportunities for increased awareness through specific coverage generated by the Associated Press, the Toledo Blade, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Interlochen Public Radio in Michigan, and other large news outlets.

Documents

Final Report
View - Final_Report_revised.pdf