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 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's moving plants and animals off the short road to extinction and onto the long road to recovery -- butterflies, birds, snakes and wolves. It's managing refuges for wildlife, hatcheries for fish and large populations of migratory birds -- from the 95,456 acre Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan to the 43 million fish and eggs raised at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin. It's informing the public about the best spots for observing wildlife, the value of wetlands and how to bait a hook for walleye.
 It is this and more that make up the Fish and Wildlife Service (service) in the North Central Region of the United States. And in the 1990s, the service is doing business in a new way; the only successful way to properly care for the fish and wildlife resources of this region; the way of partnerships.
 "This is a new era of partnerships between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the states, local organizations and private individuals. Together we can do so much more for our nation's natural heritage than could be achieved separately," said John Rogers, Jr., acting regional director.
 The North Central Region (Region 3) of the service includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Around the eight-state region, over 1,000 people are employed at national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, fisheries assistance stations, research laboratories, ecological services field offices, law enforcement stations and the regional headquarters office.
 In 1991, concerns such as deterioration of the Great Lakes, public awareness on the problems facing our nation's wetlands, and international fish and game violations were major areas of emphasis. The predation of sea lamprey upon game fish in the Great Lakes was challenged with a new state-of-the-art technique for sterilizing male lampreys.
 Assistance and training in natural resource management was provided to youth of color. An educational video and new technology enhance awareness and communication between the service and members of the disabled community.
 The service also worked with over 2,000 private landowners to restore wetlands on their property, funded urban landscaping exhibits that benefit wildlife and continued work on three "Joint Ventures" with tribal, local, state and federal partners under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The new Upper Mississippi River/Great Lakes Region Joint Venture, a seven-state partnership effort to increase wetlands and waterfowl habitat, was initiated. Efforts were also directed at making the federal system more "user friendly" for its state resource management partners.
 Other major activities include opening an urban wetlands office in Chicago, conducting wetland restorations from a watershed perspective, the special designation of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wis., as a "Wetland of International Importance" and continuance of the Upper Mississippi River partnership in the Environmental Management Program.
 From international borders to quarter-acre backyards, from insects to eagles, from single plants to entire ecosystems, the Fish and Wildlife Service is working in partnership with others to preserve, enhance and protect the fish and wildlife resources of the nation.
 The following is a list of 17 major activities in the North Central Region during 1991; descriptions follow the list. The complete "Regional Director's 1991 Report" is available by calling Public Affairs at 612-725-3519.
 -- "Access for Everyone:" a videotape featuring First Lady Barbara Bush that demonstrates how to make hunting, fishing and non-game activities accessible to the physically disabled.
 -- Backyard Habitat Project: how to make urban, suburban and rural backyards attractive to wildlife; from Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.
 -- "Casting Light Upon the Waters:" a report on the status of fish populations in treaty-ceded waters of northern Wisconsin; coordinated with several Native American groups and the state of Wisconsin.
 -- "Circle of Flight:" a technical assistance project undertaken with tribal partners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan to enhance their "Circle of Flight" habitat enhancement project.
 -- Federal Aid: success in reducing paperwork and federal oversight of state partners.
 -- "Garfield:" a successful public service video on the value of wetlands; from the Ecological Service Field Office in Bloomington, Ind.
 -- "Great Lakes Initiative:" development of an international plan to tackle environmental problems of a large and complex ecosystem.
 -- Horicon: the unique designation of a Wisconsin refuge as a "Wetland of International Importance."
 -- North American Waterfowl Management Plan: success stories of wetland habitat protection across North America.
 -- "Partners for Wildlife:" assisting landowners in private wetland restorations; strengthening relationships with Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout the Midwest.
 -- Sterile Male Lampreys: introducing new technology to reduce lamprey predation on game fish in the Great Lakes.
 -- Telecommunications for the Deaf (TDD): installing TDD dedicated telephone lines to improve communication between the Twin Cities headquarters office and the hearing impaired community.
 -- Undercover Operations: international investigation into illegal taking of fish and waterfowl along the Canadian/Minnesota border.
 -- Urban Operations: establishment of a field office to provide wetlands protection, technical assistance and education/outreach in the Chicago metropolitan area.
 -- Watershed Approach: restoring wetlands from the perspective of the entire watershed; includes projects in Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin.
 -- Youth in Natural Resources: introducing youth of color to careers in natural resource management through work on refuges, state field stations and home reservations; Minnesota.
 -- Environmental Management Program: a partnering effort to gain knowledge through monitoring and habitat restoration on the Upper Mississippi River.
 -- "Access for Everyone" videotape: Educating state and service refuge managers on how to make the outdoors more accessible to "differently abled" visitors is the objective of the new video "Access for Everyone." Introduced by First Lady Barbara Bush, the video includes interviews with over 40 natural resource managers, volunteers and individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Highlighting facilities on service and state refuges in Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa, the video illustrates how easy it can be to increase accessibility to fishing, hunting and non-game activities.
 -- Backyard Habitat Project: The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is co-sponsoring a "Backyard Habitat" project that will feature what can be done to typical urban, suburban and rural backyards to enhance wildlife use, particularly for a variety of songbirds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. The service contributed $4,000 to the project through its non-game bird funding program, with the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation contributing an additional $2,000 through their grant program.
 The two-acre project encompasses three community types, designed with a rock terrace, wildflower garden, small pond and other features normally seen in community yards. Designed to benefit a variety of songbirds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles, the work is being completed by a mixture of inner-city and rural high school students. A walkway, transecting each plot and running along major features, provides access for people to see what they can do in their own backyards to benefit wildlife.
 -- "Casting Light Upon the Waters" Report: Partly due to concern for the fishery resource, spearfishing by Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin results in high public interest and media attention. In 1991, service personnel cooperated with six Chippewa tribal governments, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the State of Wisconsin to evaluate and report on the status of fish populations in treaty-ceded waters of northern Wisconsin. The report "Casting Light Upon the Waters" concluded that regulated spearfishing by Indians was not a threat in itself, but that a combination of pressures require increased management and monitoring of fish populations. Electrofishing surveys contributed directly to more effectively managing the treaty harvests and to understanding long-term changes in walleye populations.
 -- "Circle of Flight" Wetland Enhancement Initiative: Tribal Natural Resource Programs involving 19 Indian Reservations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa were provided service assistance with wildlife surveys, the establishment of conservation game codes, habitat manipulation, integrated resource management and training in various aspects of natural resource management. Technical assistance with wetland restoration and enhancement projects was a major emphasis during 1991 due to funding of the "Circle of Flight" tribal wetland enhancement initiative. The Patricia Zakovec Wetland Management Area, a creek impoundment near Orr, Minn., was funded through the "Circle of Flight" initiative and was the first project completed in the newly recognized Upper Mississippi River/Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Area, part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (see NAWMP).
 Enhancement of game species populations for subsistence harvest is a major emphasis of most tribal natural resource programs, but interest in non-game species management is increasing. Tribal biologists now serve on committees with the National Crane Foundation and the service's Neotropical Bird Initiative.
 -- Federal Aid Program: The Federal Aid (F.A.) program channels federal monies to state natural resource management agencies in the eight-state region. Significant progress was made this year to make F.A. more "user-friendly" for its state customers/partners. Consolidation and streamlining of the grants application process is resulting in a large reduction of paper work and federal oversight. For example:
 -- State and service officials developed Wisconsin's first
 modular plan for wildlife management, which provides the
 framework for proposed projects, rather than listing them
 individually. This has reduced the number of wildlife program
 grants from Wisconsin from 14 to four.
 -- Missouri has new five-year plans for the construction of
 courtesy boat docks on public areas and for construction of
 fishing ponds up to 40 acres. These plans replace multiple
 applications for individual projects, previously submitted
 every few years.
 -- Under the auspices of cooperative agreements with Missouri
 and Iowa, education of our nation's youngsters in the areas of
 fisheries and firearms safety will be enhanced. Under a
 typical five-year plan, monies are funneled to Missouri to
 provide workshops in aquatic resources to schools, nature
 centers and other volunteer organizations throughout the
 entire region. Similarly, hunter safety education in Iowa has
 taken on a new challenge in the public schools. There,
 first-, second- and third-graders will receive basic training
 in firearms safety and conservation ethics through the
 distribution of teacher packets funded through the F.A.
 -- Saving time and money in the coordination of the F.A.
 Program has become a tangible reality. Regular monthly
 conference calls between the regional office and its eight
 state F.A. coordinators allow problems to be quickly
 identified and resolved. Each call lasts no longer than
 60 minutes and, at approximately $200 a month, saves thousands
 of dollars formerly spent on government travel.
 -- "Garfield" video: School teachers, teenagers and wetland enthusiasts are among hundreds using the toll-free "Garfield" line to the Bloomington Ecological Services Field Office in Indiana. Messages ranging from "Way to go, save those wetlands!" and "We love Garfield" to serious requests for information on wetlands restoration are evidence of the success of the Garfield wetlands restoration video. The service received approximately $2 million in free air time in the state of Indiana alone, with the video playing an average of six times a day on 27 stations during 1990. Released to 10 additional states in August 1991, the video's telephone responses are one measure of increased public awareness of the value of wetlands. The video will be released in all 50 states by May 1993.
 -- "Great Lakes Initiative:" The Great Lakes contain 18 percent of the earth's freshwater and have commercial and recreational fisheries valued at over 4 billion dollars per year. Concern about deterioration of fish and wildlife resources and loss of this immense international resource focused the attention of many agencies. The Great Lakes Initiative highlights the value of the Great Lakes ecosystem to the public and is strengthened through the cooperative partnership with Great Lakes states, Canadian provinces, tribes and other United States and Canadian agencies. In response to the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Act of 1990, a cooperative effort of planning, research, management and outreach was initiated. To begin implementation of the act, a service steering committee and task force completed work plans and established administrative guidelines for the function and operation of service Great Lakes offices. Coordination offices, located in Traverse City, Mich. and Buffalo, N.Y., maintain communications with tribal, state, federal and Canadian partners. Fishery assistance offices in Green Bay, Wis.; Alpena, Mich.; and Sandusky, Ohio; conduct surveys and assessments and make recommendations on management of fish populations.
 -- Horicon National Wildlife Refuge designated "Wetland of International Importance:" In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin received the significant designation of "Wetland of International Importance" by the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, or Ramsar. Ramsar is a multi-national coalition of countries, including the United States, concerned about wetland habitat and wildlife.
 As one of the largest inland freshwater marshes is the lower 48 states and among the largest cattail marshes in the world, Horicon is critical to waterfowl as well as to other threatened and endangered species. Management of the refuge is a joint effort between the state of Wisconsin, which manages 11,000 acres as the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area and the service managing the remaining 21,000 acres.
 -- North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP): The NAWMP was created in 1986 to enhance and protect high-quality wetland habitat in North America that supports a variety of wetland-dependent wildlife and recreational uses. Region 3 of the service is directly involved in four Joint Ventures of NAWMP, operating in high priority areas and habitats of major concern. In the six highest priority areas in United States Joint Ventures, partnerships between federal, state and private organizations have been developed to achieve the goal of restoring continental waterfowl populations to levels existent in the 1970s. The Upper Mississippi River/Great Lakes Region Joint Venture, created in 1991, encompasses portions of seven states from eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin to western Michigan, south to portions of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. A concept plan for habitat protection has been developed and a management board, comprised of representatives from seven states and several federal and private organizations, has been organized. The UMR/GL Joint Venture Implementation Plan has identified an overall goal to increase populations of waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds throughout the joint venture region. Strategies to meet the objectives will involve the formulation of partnerships for "on-the- ground" actions to protect, restore, create and enhance wetland and associated habitats, as well as to influence policy and provide information and education. A diversity of wetland-dependent wildlife will benefit from implementation of the plan; and significant wetland values, including improved water quality, groundwater recharge and flood control, will be realized.
 In addition to this new joint venture effort, Region 3 has been a participant in the Prairie Pothole, Lower Mississippi Valley and Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Basin Joint Ventures. These efforts have completed the planning phases and are actively implementing and completing habitat projects. Region 3 is assisting in meeting the objectives of each of these Joint Ventures with their partners through the private lands, refuge acquisition, and habitat development and enhancement programs. Such projects include the restoration of Heron Lake in southwestern Minnesota, the acquisition of Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southern Illinois, and habitat development and enhancement at Pickerel Creek along the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio.
 -- NAWMP: Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture, Cache River
 Wetlands: The dedication of the Cache River Wetlands Joint
 Venture in southern Illinois this year signaled the beginning of
 a service partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC),
 Illinois Department of Conservation (IDOC) and Ducks Unlimited,
 Inc. (DU). The primary goal of the project is the acquisition
 and restoration of 60,000 acres of contiguous habitat which will
 include the Horseshoe Lake State Conservation Area (IDOC), the
 Lower Cache River Preserve (TNC/DU), the Limekiln Springs
 Preserve (TNC) and the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
 A unique feature of this joint venture is the future Cache
 River Resource Center, which will house an extensive map
 collection, as well as much of the historical information and
 scientific data upon which the Cache basin restoration will be
 based. A $1 million grant from the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin
 Foundation will support development of the wetlands as a
 "Bioreserve," a TNC designation for special areas that preserve
 species diversity while accommodating human economic and
 cultural needs. The Olin Foundation funds will help expand the
 Cache River wetlands partnership to include the Soil
 Conservation Service, Southern Illinois University, the U.S.
 Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.
 -- NAWMP: Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, Elm Lake Restoration
 Project: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ducks
 Unlimited, Inc. (DU), and the service have successfully
 restored an 800-acre lakebed, historically known as Elm Lake.
 Portions of the lakebed are located on Agassiz National
 Wildlife Refuge of northwestern Minnesota. Funding for this
 project was provided by DU and was completed with the
 cooperation and full support of the Red Lake Watershed
 Management District.
 Upon restoration, Elm Lake will improve approximately 2,360
 acres of wildlife habitat for over 290 birds and mammals,
 specifically improving the area for breeding the migrating
 waterfowl and associated waterbirds. A significant downstream
 benefit will be the reduction of spring flooding on the Thief
 River, the Red Lake River and the Red River of the North, due
 to increased storage capacity of Elm Lake. (See also Heron
 Lake Watershed Restoration Project, under Watershed)
 -- "Partners for Wildlife" Program: Strong partnerships with private landowners, conservation organizations and corporations and local, state and federal agencies are the foundation of the services' "Partners for Wildlife" program. Over 8,000 wetlands totalling 25,000 acres have been restored in the last four years.
 One partnership that has proven to be particularly valuable was with the Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Rice County, Minn. Through a cooperative agreement, Rice County SWCD has been providing the service with surveying and engineering assistance for wetland restoration projects. In the last few years, nearly 137 wetlands have been restored through this partnership and several additional restorations are planned in the near future. Similar arrangements have also been made with Wright County SWCD, Wright County, Minn., where over 130 wetlands have been restored in the last two years.
 Due to these successes, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (foundation), the North Central Region of the National Association of Conservation Districts and the service have expanded this partnership to SWCDs throughout the Midwest. Through a challenge grant from the foundation, SWCDs in the Midwest now have the opportunity to generate an additional $900,000 for wetland restoration activities. Starting with a grant of $300,000 from the foundation, SWCDs will match this amount with $600,000 to be raised within the local communities. This partnership project will help restore an additional 1,600 wetlands totaling approximately 5,000 acres; and will also be instrumental in generating local interest and support for wetland restoration and protection activities. A great amount of support from private conservation organizations for this project is also expected.
 Another important aspect of "Partners for Wildlife" is the identification and protection of important wetland and wildlife resources on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) inventory properties. Since 1987, Region 3 has reviewed over 357,000 acres of these inventory properties. Currently, the service has recommended protection for approximately 51,000 acres through the use of conservation easements or fee title transfers. In 1991, 324 conservation easements totalling 17,535 acres became part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. With the assistance and cooperation of FmHA and other organizations, the service was able to identify and protect these important natural resources.
 -- Sterile Male Sea Lamprey Program: The first new technology in several decades for control of sea lampreys in the Great Lakes was introduced in 1991. A specially designed facility was constructed at the Hammond Bay Biological Station in Michigan and a state-of-the-art automatic injector was used to safely inject a chemical sterilant called bisizar into male sea lampreys. The sterile male lampreys will compete successfully with normal males for female partners, but the eggs of those mating will fail to hatch.
 Initial application of the sterile male program was in Lake Superior and its triperior and Huron. Sterile males provide the only means of control in interconnecting waterways, which are too large for chemical controls to be effective. Ten tributaries of Lake Superior also received over 3,300 sterile sea lampreys, along with chemical application of TFM, the mainstay of control.
 Plans for 1992 call for the release of 20,000 sterile males in 21 United States tributaries of Lake Superior and over 10,000 to be released into the St. Marys River. Service personnel at Marquette and Ludington, Mich., enhanced the program by cooperating with tribal, state and international organizations to discuss interjurisdictional work and resolution of mutual concerns.
 -- Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): In an effort to reach out directly to the hearing impaired community, region 3 has installed separate telephone lines for Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) in their personnel office and refuges information office. The TDD allows communication through a keyboard and display screen, thus providing hearing impaired individuals immediate access to information about the service and its programs.
 -- Undercover Operations: When Minnesota's "Turn In Poachers" Hotline received an anonymous tip on illegal hunting activities along the Canadian border, a series of events were set into motion that created a new, international partnership. The parameters of the problem -- individuals from both sides of the border involved in overbagging waterfowl and exceeding daily fish limits in a 2,400 square-mile area -- made apparent the need for federal, state and provincial agents to organize a cooperative investigation. For the first time, agents from both Canada and the United States participated in undercover operations across the border.
 The international team of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the service conducted the two-year investigation. During visits to resorts located in southern Lake of the Woods, Ontario and Minnesota, they documented more than 300 violations of state, federal and Canadian fish and wildlife laws by 86 individuals. By the end of this year, fines totalled $26,000; hunting privileges were lost for a total of 38 years; and boats, motors and firearms were forfeited.
 -- Urban Wetlands Office opens in Chicago: In 1991, the service received funds to begin start-up operations for a new Chicago Urban Wetlands Office. Realizing that Chicago is located in a key watershed area of the Great Lakes, the congressional delegations from Illinois were highly supportive of the establishment of an office primarily dedicated to wetlands activities, and worked to secure initial funding. The primary purpose for this office is to provide wetlands protection, technical assistance and education/outreach to the Chicago area. When fully operational, it will perform various functions including wetlands restoration and enhancement activities, contaminants identification and assessment, permit reviews, realty assistance, urban fishing/recreation assistance and outreach, wildlife assistance, and general education/outreach related to fish and wildlife resource conservation.
 -- A Watershed Approach to Habitat Restoration: The decline of traditional fish and wildlife habitats and populations can usually be directly tied to drastic land use changes over an entire watershed (an area of land drained by one river system). Flooding, pollution, erosion and loss of water quality and recreational use are also symptoms of a watershed with serious land use problems. The service has played a key role in mobilizing agencies, organizations and individuals on a watershed level to identify and prioritize changes that are needed to implement them on the entire watershed. Examples are:
 -- Whitewater Watershed Pilot Project: Successful
 rehabilitation of Weaver Bottoms, a Mississippi River backwater
 area in southeastern Minnesota historically used by migrating
 waterfowl, depended on reducing water level fluctuations and
 sediment loads in the Whitewater River. The service joined with
 numerous federal, state, county and local groups to identify and
 implement land use changes. Despite increased runoff this year,
 there are indications that the result of the three-year project
 will be improved water clarity, an increase in rooted vegetation
 and a decrease in sedimentation.
 -- Heron Lake Watershed Restoration Project: The decline of
 this traditional canvasback lake and waterfowl production area
 in southwestern Minnesota prompted the Minnesota Steering
 Committee of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan -
 Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, to select it as the top priority
 project. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), The
 Nature Conservancy and the local Heron Lake Game Producers
 Association concentrated on restoring and protecting the lake
 and its immediate wetland complex. The Minnesota Pollution
 Control Agency has initiated a Clean Water Partnership to
 identify problems and implement solutions over the entire
 472-square-mile watershed. The service and its partners have
 set about putting some of the water storage capacity back in the
 outer reaches of the watershed.
 The DNR installation of an electrical fish barrier on the
 Heron Lake outlet will eliminate fish access during high water,
 when spawning activities occur. Combined with managed winter
 kills, the barrier should reduce disturbance of aquatic
 vegetation and the waterfowl food chain.
 -- Tintah Slough and the Rabbit River: In the spring of 1989, a
 major flood on the Red River of the North hit the community of
 Breckenridge in western Minnesota. The Rabbit River drains a
 large watershed in the Red River Valley that has been
 intensively ditched, tiled and farmed, and thus heavily
 contributed to the flood. The service has joined with the local
 watershed district and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
 in a major planning effort to reestablish Tintah Slough, a
 several-thousand-acre waterfowl area on the Rabbit River. The
 project would put back some of the water storage in the upper
 reaches of the watershed and put in place conservation measures
 on erodible land.
 -- Other Projects: Other watershed projects underway in Region

3 are the Lake Erie Marshes and Shoreline in Ohio, Walnut Creek and Iowa Great Lakes in Iowa, Rush Lake/Waukau Marsh in Wisconsin, and Buffalo and Upper Minnesota Rivers in Minnesota.
 -- Youth in Natural Resources (YNR): An effort to introduce youth of color to career and educational opportunities in resource management resulted in the enrollment of 55 Native American, African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic youths in the State of Minnesota's YINR program, a multi-cooperative effort including Region 3. The eight-week summer program involved the 15- to 18-year-olds in natural resource field work at Minnesota Valley, Sherburne, Rice Lake and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuges, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field stations and on reservations. Up to 20 hours per week were spent studying such topics as the youths' cultural ties to the environment, resource management issues and techniques, various natural resource career options and corresponding educational requirements. The balance of each week was devoted to field work experience. Enrollees were paid the minimum wage.
 The YINR program is a cooperative effort between the Minneapolis Urban League, Hmong Youth Association, Neighborhood House, the American Indian and Anishinabe Opportunities Industrialization Centers, Leech Lake Tribal Council, the service and the DNR. Region 3 received awards from the American Indian Occupational Industrialization Center (AOIC) and the governor of Minnesota for its assistance and dedication to the AOIC and YINR program.
 -- Environmental Management Program (EMP): The Environmental Management Program is a cooperative effort between the Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service and the five river states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri. This effort, started in 1987, finally reached full authorized funding in fiscal year 92 (October 1991 to September 1992). Under EMP, the Long-Term Resource Monitoring Program gathers and models statistical information to assist in making long-term management decisions on the Upper Mississippi River. Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Projects undertake actual projects to improve riverine habitats for the benefit of fish and wildlife resources.
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