Western Lake Erie is the shallowest, warmest and most biodiverse region in the Great Lakes. Though highly valued for its diversity, world-renowned fishing and migratory bird- watching opportunities, long-term conservation efforts are challenged by coastal development, impaired hydrologic connectivity, phosphorus inputs, and invasive species. This vision document outlines locations in the Western Lake Erie basin where focused conservation investments can optimize benefits to people and nature.
Sharing information resources on coastal wetlands helps foster collaborative and more strategic conservation efforts.
There are many existing partnerships, plans, reports, training materials, decision tools and other valuable information resources that can help inform strategic decision making to protect and restore Great Lakes coastal wetlands. On this page we bring these information resources together with brief descriptions and direct links to help you quickly find those resources that meet your individual needs.