Historical Distribution and Abundance of Lake Sturgeon in the Lake Michigan Basin
Grant: # 0256
Grant Amount: $97,315.00
Board Decision Year: 2002
Saint Mary's University - Biology Department (Winona)
Cochran, Phil (firstname.lastname@example.org) 507-457-6952
GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-E - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management
Rehabilitation of lake sturgeon in the Lake Michigan basin requires an understanding of the historical distribution and relative abundance of sturgeon within the basin. Similarly, understanding how barriers limit movement by sturgeon from current populations to previously available habitat requires an understanding of historical distribution of sturgeon within tributary systems. This project built on previous compilations of anecdotal data through completion of an intensive library search of historic documents.