The mission of Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is to sustain, restore and protect fish, wildlife, and habitat in the Great Lakes basin by leveraging funding, building conservation capacity, and focusing partners and resources toward key ecological issues. Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the program receives funding and other support from ArcelorMittal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The Wetlands Mapper displays current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats in the United States. This information is intended to promote the understanding and conservation of wetland resources through discovery and education as well as to aid in resource management, research and decision making.
Prospect-R is a web-based decision support tool that helps users determine the feasibility of floodplain restoration efforts. Prospect-R was developed specifically for the restoration of gravel pit mines on the Willamette River, but is ultimately intended to be used more broadly. Maintaining or restoring floodplains helps ensure that these floodplains are able to provide valuable ecosystem services. The connection between river channels and floodplains helps maintain water quality and regulate thermal regimes, which in turn impacts the life cycles of aquatic organisms.