Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Date published: July 29, 2019

Utilizing Tree Swallows as Indicators for Contaminants in the Great Lakes Area

Tree swallows are being used as part of the monitoring effort at Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Legacy contaminants, that can date from the early 1950s, are being assessed at 69 sites across the Great Lakes, as well as 10 to 12 Great Lakes basin reference locations.

Date published: May 15, 2019

USGS Science and Technology Help Managers Battle Invading Asian Carp

The USGS delivers high-quality data, technologies, and decision-support tools to hlep managers reduce existing populations and control the spread of Asian carp in the Nation's waterways.

Date published: February 2, 2018

Great Lakes Mercury Sources Revealed

A new "fingerprinting" tool, developed by USGS and collaborators at University of Wisconsin-Madison, can now indicate sources of mercury. 

Date published: February 2, 2018

USGS Science and Technology Help Managers Battle Invading Asian Carp

The USGS provides high-quality data and the support of new technologies to help erradicate the spread of Asian carp. 

Date published: February 2, 2018

Edge-of-Field Monitoring

The USGS is utilizing edge-of-field monitoring techniques to help identify and reduce agricultural sources of excess nutrient runoff. 

Date published: November 20, 2017

GLRI Urban Stormwater Monitoring: Assessing stormwater reduction using green infrastructure (story map)

The GLRI Urban Stormwater Monitoring effort brings together the expertise of the USGS with local and national partners to assess the ability of green infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff in Great Lakes urban areas. This story map discusses the problem with stormwater, the potential benefits and challenges of green infrastructure, and how this effort is evaluating its effectiveness.

Date published: June 28, 2016

GLRI edge-of-field monitoring subbasins and sites

This interactive map, created in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Edge-of-Field Monitoring story map, shows the subbasins and study sites for the GLRI edge-of-field project.

Date published: June 28, 2016

GLRI Priority Watersheds and Areas of Concern

This interactive map, created in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Edge-of-Field Monitoring story map, shows the GLRI Priority Watersheds and Areas of Concern (AOCs).

Date published: June 25, 2016

GLRI Edge-of-Field Monitoring (story map)

The GLRI Edge-of-Field Monitoring project focuses on identifying and reducing agricultural sources of excess nutrients which can threaten the health of the Great Lakes. This story map details the basics of edge-of-field monitoring (EOF), explores EOF applications, shows USGS is working collaboratively with our partners, and discusses how EOF can improve conservation efforts.

Date published: April 11, 2016

Science in the Great Lakes (SiGL) Mapper

The Science in the Great Lakes (SiGL) Mapper is a data-discovery tool that provides searchable access to detailed, project-specific information about what, where, when, and how GL data were collected and connects users with data repositories, publications, and contact information so they can easily access the project’s results.