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Sea Lamprey Control Map

Barriers to sea lamprey migration play a vital role in the control of sea lamprey population in Great Lakes tributaries by protecting upstream reaches from sea lamprey invasion and spawning.  Crumbling dam infrastructure and an increased interest in stream connectivity has made removing barriers increasingly popular

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the Great Lakes Commission have developed a tool which will allow users to visualize the potential impact of barrier removal on the sea lamprey’s spawning range.   Using hydrography data provided by the USGS and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the application returns the stream network distance upstream from a selected barrier showing the user the potential increase in sea lamprey spawning habitat. Read more »

Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) Web Mapping Application

The USGS is providing expertise, capacity and support for the implementation of Lakewide Management Plans and the associated goals, objectives and targets for each of the Great Lakes. This work will include participation in LaMP and lakewide processes, programs and projects, including the development of LaMP documents. More information about LaMP and other GLRI programs… Read more »

The Lakebed Alteration Decision Support Tool (LADST)

The Lakebed Alteration Decision Support Tool (LADST) is a research project to develop software and data to assist resource managers in making siting decisions for lakebed-altering projects in the Great Lakes. One major application of this system is the siting of offshore wind power generation projects, but its open-ended design also allows it to be… Read more »

Great Lakes Wind Atlas

This map viewer was developed in 2009 to facilitate GIS data discovery for wind stakeholders. It covers both on land and offshore areas with various thematic layers, such as wind resource, transmission lines and biological features. Users are expected to preview the layers using this viewer and then access data through the links provided. Great… Read more »

Great Lakes Energy-Water Nexus Interactive Map

The Great Lakes Energy Water Initiative (GLEW) initiative will advance integration of energy and water resource decision-making and inform next generation energy development and deployment that better reflects the impacts of power generation on the Great Lakes ecosystem. The Great Lakes Commission is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, Cornell University, the… Read more »

GLIN Beachcast Apps for the Great Lakes States

The MyBeachCast mobile application was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Developed by the Great Lakes Commission and LimnoTech, it uses data provided by NOAA, GLOS, and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania’s Erie County Department of Health and Wisconsin; as well as BeachGuard (Windsor Solutions). The Beachcast apps… Read more »