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Tag Archives: Decision Support Tool

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 »

Welcome to the new GLIN Maps

Here at the Great Lakes Commission, we deliver information to support the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River. We’ve developed this new Maps site to give you quick and convenient access to a wide range of mapping tools and data sets for… 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 »