Lake Conservation Webinar Series: Getting the most out of the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Conservation Planner
The Midwest Glacial Lakes Conservation Planner provides information to support ecosystem-based conservation to benefit inland lake fish habitat. It is intended for use in addition to existing information for each lake. The planner provides modeled fish habitat suitability data with information on threats to fish habitat from shoreland development, watershed development, and climate change. It supplements conservation planning and prioritization at large scales and suggests the most beneficial strategies at the individual lake scale. The planner uses fish habitat models that predict the presence of Bluegill, Northern Pike, Walleye, and coldwater species such as Cisco or Lake Trout based on lake temperature and size, information about the lake’s watershed geology and size, and the lake’s location in the watershed. The planner allows users to display and/or select subsets of lakes based upon watershed, shoreland, and climate change disturbances as well as modeled fish habitat suitability, lake size, and lake location. It further provides information about the shoreland and lake watershed land cover for each lake, from which it proposes a distribution of effort between restoration- and protection-oriented strategies. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the planner to inform inland lake fish habitat conservation.

May 15, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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