Environment: Updated Interactive Reference Resource: “Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD)”
The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), today announced the release of an updated and improved Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD).
Originally launched in 2013, the website showcases habitat restoration projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a multiyear program that is addressing the biggest threats to the health of the Great Lakes. The website provides individual factsheets and powerful visual tools to view the location and footprint of more than 600 habitat restoration projects across the eight-state Great Lakes region.
The GLRD includes projects funded under the GLRI’s Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area in fiscal years 2010-2014. The application is built on a geographic information system that provides powerful search and mapping tools to find and display projects by location and key characteristics. Printable factsheets for each project include project descriptions, objectives, habitat restoration metrics, and contact information for recipient organizations. The database is continuously updated with input from grant recipients and project managers. Other GLRI focus areas have supported habitat-related projects (such as removal of aquatic invasive species or restoration of degraded habitat in Areas of Concern) but are not reflected in the database at this time.
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