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The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was established in 2009 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The USGS is collaborating with partners to provide science to meet GLRI Action Plan goals and inform resource management decisions.

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Learn more about the GLRI and partners involved:

GLRI.us

Science: The Great Lakes Mapper (SiGL)

Science: The Great Lakes Mapper (SiGL)

See where science is being conducted in The Great Lakes

SiGL Mapper

Additional Information Links

View the links below to learn additional information about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

GLRI.US

GLRI Action Plan 2

EPA: GLRI

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and GLRI

NOAA and the Great Lakes

News

Date published: March 6, 2019

Newly Hatched Invasive Grass Carp Found in Maumee River, Ohio

A genetic analysis conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey recently confirmed that  larval, or newly hatched, fish collected from the Maumee River during the summer of 2018 are grass carp, one species of invasive Asian carps that threaten the Great Lakes. The Maumee River is a tributary to Lake Erie.

Date published: October 9, 2018

Students visit GLSC Chesterton lab to learn about microbiology applications

Students from Indiana University Northwest visited the Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station (GLSC, Chesterton, Indiana).

Date published: March 9, 2018

Tree Swallow GLRI Story Map

This Story Maps accompanies 4 peer-reviewed publications to provide a convenient and useful tool to access the information contained within these four peer-reviewed publications.  The tree swallow data are easily visualized on a landscape scale, or more detail can be obtained by drilling down.  These data are being used by States and EPA in their Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) assessments. ...