15th Biennial Report
(IJC) - recommendations of Great Lakes environmental issues.

2004 Michigan Family Fish Consumption Guide
important facts to know if you eat Michigan fish.

2011-12 Michigan Fish Advisory
(MDCH) lists of fish tested for chemicals in MI lakes and streams.

2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria
(EPA) a fact sheet containing 2012 recreational water quality criteria.

2015 Brooks Creek Survey, City of Newaygo
2015 Brooks Creek Survey-By Richard P. O'Neal

A Brief History of Michigan
History of Michigan beginning with Native Americans and ending with dawn of twenty-first century.

A Citizen’s Guide to Planning & Zoning in Northwest MI
(NMCOG) basic info about planning and zoning

A Community Guide to Contaminated Sediment Cleanup
(Alliance for GL) this provides basic information on how to organize and get involved in a sediment cleanup.

A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Impacts of Roads on Aquatic Biota
(Angermeir, Wheeler & Rosenberger) - this framework is useful in evaluating the completeness of assessments and in identifying gaps in scientific knowledge.

A Field Guide to Aquatic Exotic Plants and Animals
(Great Lakes Sea Grant Network) - pictures and descriptions of aquatic exotic plants and animals.

A Gallery of Great Lakes Fish Species
(GLFC) photos to download and use.

A Gallery of Sea Lampreys
(GLFC) images and photos to download and use.

A Guide to Healthy Eating of the Fish You Catch
(EPA) - help in selection and preparation of fish that you catch.

A Journey Well Taken: A Father and Son Experience
By Ken Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

A Local Ordinance to Protect Wetland Functions
(CWP) - guidance on using local ordinances to protect wetland functions.

A Natural Landscape Worth Protecting
fact sheet on Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

A Primer on Water Quality
(USGS) a fact sheet on what is meant by water quality.

A Soil Bioengineering Guide for Streambank and Lakeshore Stabilization
(USFS) - info on how to plan and implement a soil bioengineering project.

A Survey of Fish-community and Habitat Goals/Objectives/Targets and Status in Great Lakes Areas of Concern
(GLFC) - recommendations for water quality and fishing managers on how to achieve greater coordination and integration of planning.

A Volunteer Monitor’s Field Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
(IWLAto order) handy reference tool to help volunteer monitors identify aquatic macroinvertebrates when conducting a water quality survey.

Acute Toxicity Assessment of Big Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall 001 Effluent
1998 - a daphnia magna acute toxicity test on a grab sample of the wastewater effluent from March 25-27, 1998.

Adopt Your Watershed
EPA) - a brochure describing what a watershed is and the Adopt Your Watershed Campaign (to order).

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction
For Muskegon River at Evart.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
(NOAA) - hydrographs containing flow information

Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
(MSU) - a brochure with a list of 47 plant invaders.

An Ecological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed to Solve and Prevent Environmental Problems
(MSU) - an update outlining the accomplishments to date of the Ecological Assessment Project.

An Integrated Framework to Restore Small Urban Watersheds – Manual 1
(CWP) - introduces basic concepts and techniques of urban watershed restoration.

Analysis of Wild Rice at Houghton Lake, MI
impact on waterfowl, fisheries and water quality due to the loss of wild rice in Houghton Lake, MI.

Aquatic Nuisance Identification Cards
(UMN - to order free of charge) pictures and description of many aquatic nuisance species.

Archived Superfund Sites
(EPA) - Listing of archived superfund sites by Michigan County.

Asian Long-horned Beetle
brochure with description, trees it hosts on and how to report suspect beetles.

Assessing Conditions of Riparian-Wetland Corridors at the Areawide Level
- shares a rapid assessment approach with field, area and state staffs of the NRCS and partner organizations.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 3
(EPA) guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 4
(EPA) - Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments - guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Backyard Conservation
(USDA) - conserve and preserve natural resources on ag land.

Backyard Pond
(NRCS) - how and where to put a backyard pond and choosing right plants.

Backyard Wetland
(NRCS) - how and where to build a wetland.

Baseline Study on Fremont Lake and its Connecting Waterways
(GVSU-AWRI) - general assessment of water quality conditions.

(Alliance for Chesapeake Bay) a guide to reducing water pollution at home.

Better Site Design
(CWP) Watershed Leadership Kit volume I

Big Rapids City Maps
pdf maps including an aerial map, city park map, land use map, etc.

Big Rapids Dam Removal Booklet
a booklet explaining the story of the Big Rapids dam removal project in Big Rapids, MI

Big Rapids Riverwalk: An Environmental Assessment
an environmental assessment by FSU students about the Riverwalk Project.

Bigelow Creek Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan
(Timberland RC&D) - assessment to identify potential improvements to benefit overall Muskegon River system.

Biodiversity Values of Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the United States
(NatureServe) - study to assess potential impacts of the 2001 Supreme Court decision that some wetlands no longer fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed (DEQ)
biotic integrity of macroinvertebrate communities

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed – Clare 2011
biological and physical habitat survey results.

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed – Mecosta 2011
biological and physical habitat survey results.

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed – Missaukee 2011
biological and physical habitat survey results.

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed – Montcalm 2011
biological and physical habitat survey results.

Biological Assessment of the Muskegon River Watershed – Muskegon 2011
biological and physical habitat survey results.

Biological Survey of Brooks Creek Watershed
1990 - staff of GLEAS and Newaygo Co. Soil and Water Conservation District conducted a qualitative biological survey as part of the nonpoint source investigation activity. (MDEQ)

Biological Survey of Sand Creek
1998 - staff of GLEAS conducted this survey on Sand Creek, a coldwater tributary of the Muskegon River.

Biological Survey of Tamarack Creek
1998 - as part of the nonpoint source surveillance activity of SWQD, staff of GLEAS.

Biological Survey of the Clam River
(MDEQ) - an intensive survey conducted to assess water quality conditions during June-December 1975.

Biological Survey of the Hersey River
1992 - part of the point source surveillance activity of SWQD in the vicinity of Reed City.

Biological Survey of the Hersey River Watershed
(MDEQ) - report covers the qualitative biological survey of the Hersey River Watershed completed in July/August 2001.

Biological Survey of the Little Muskegon River and Selected Tributaries of Mecosta and Montcalm Counties
1997 - part of the nonpoint surveillance activities by the staff of GLEAS.

Biological Survey of the Lower Muskegon River Watershed
(MDEQ) - SWAS conducted a qualitative biological survey in Newaygo County in July 2001.

Biological Survey of the Middle Muskegon River Watershed
2005 (MDEQ) conducted to identify nonpoint sources of water quality impairment, and assess the current status and condition of water bodies

Biological Survey of Whetstone Creek in the Vicinity of a Manure Lagoon Spill
1988 - (MDEQ) - documenting effects the manure discharge had on Whetstone Creek.

Biological, Chemical, and Bacteriological Survey of the Clam River
1958 - (MDNR) - ascertain the effects of the City of Cadillac sewage treatment plan on the Clam River.

Bobcat Survey 2004-2005
(MDNR) verifies the stability of bobcat populations.

Brooks Township Land Use Vision
recommendation of ways the health of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, forests and prairies can be improved.

Brown Trout
a fact sheet about brown trout.

Buffers: How they can work for you
benefits of buffers.

Butterfly Gardening – Attracting Butterflies to Gardens in the Great Lakes Watershed
fact sheet with identified plants that attract butterflies.

Canada Thistle
(USDA) - fact sheet with description, habitat, distribution and problem.

Cedar Creek Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan
Timberland RC&D) - assessment to identify potential improvements to benefit overall Muskegon River system.

Cedar Creek Watershed Hydrologic Study
(MDEQ) - developed to determine the effect of land use changes on Cedar Creek's flow regime

Checklist of the Ants of Michigan
a total of 113 species of ants is recorded by county from the State of Michigan.

Chronic Toxicity Assessment of Muskegon CO-WWMS Metro WWTP Outfalls
1998 - chronic ceriodaphnia dubia toxicity evaluations on this site from September 12-18, 1997 and November 14-20, 1997.

Citizens Water Quality Handbook
(Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conserv. Dist) practical information to aid citizens in stewardship of water resources.

Citizens’ Guidebook to the Saginaw Bay Watershed
activities that affect water quality and the role property owners play.

Clam River Study
1975 (MDNR)

Clam River Watershed Nonpoint Pollution Control Action Plan
the identification of three nonpoint pollution problems in the Clam River Watershed (1987).

Clare County Atlas Map
from 1895 with links to each individual county

Climate Change and Water Quality in the Great Lakes Basin
(IJC) - a comprehensive report that provides valuable insight and advice on risks, opportunities and responses with climate change.

Coastal and Inland Waters Permit Information
(MDEQ) application and permit information to the Inland Lake and Stream Protection Act.

Codes and Ordinances Worksheet
(CWP) - can be used to see how local development rules stack up against model development principles outlined in Better Site Design.

Conducting a Watershed Protection Audit
(CWP) - information necessary to conduct an audit of the watershed protection tools currently available.

Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Michigan Communities and Ecosystems
(Ecological Society of America and Union of Concerned Scientists) projections of future climate change using 100 years of historical data for Michigan.

Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Reducing Heat-Trapping Emissions in Michigan
practical solutions to address the growing problem of global warming.

Conservation Assessment for Olympia Marble Butterfly
(USFS) - picture and description of Olympia Marble Butterfly found in Montcalm, Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, Osceola, Wexford and Roscommon Counties.

Conservation Geography
(ESRI) - nonprofit GIS issues and problems.

Conservation Guidelines for Michigan Lakes and Associated Natural Resources
- (O'Neal et al - MDNR) - identifies the general goals of MDNR fisheries and wildlife management program.

Conservation Subdivisions
(UCONN) - a fact sheet on design which maximizes open space protection without reducing the number of homes Contact

Conservation Subdivisions (UCONN)
a fact sheet on design which maximizes open space protection without reducing the number of homes.

Conservation Tillage on CD
Contains video clips from Dust Bowl Days.

Conserving and Planting Trees at Development Sites
(CWP) - specific ways to incorporate more trees into development sites.

Construction Techniques of Building Around Trees
fact sheet to save valuable trees in landscapes.

Consumer Power Company Recreation Use Study
1993 study results on recreation use associated with Consumers Power Hydroelectric Projects on the Muskegon River.

Contaminants in Fishes from Great Lakes-Influenced Sections and above Dams of Three Michigan Rivers
1994 & 1995 studies of concentrations of chemicals in composite samples of fishes and the adverse effects on bald eagles and mink which consume these fishes.

Contaminated Sites in the Muskegon River Watershed
listing of contaminated sites in the Muskegon River Watershed with site addresses, county, source, pollutant & status.

Dam Removal Success Stories
in some situations, dam removal has been demonstrated to be a reasonable option to eliminate negative impacts and safety.

Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality
(MSU & MDEQ) a guide to help local units of government, nonprofit organizations and citizens develop watershed management plans.

Developing Partnership Agreements
a process to resolve resource management issues in the 1990s.

Diet, Feeding Rate, Growth, Mortality and Production of Juvenile Steelhead in a Lake Michigan Tributary
(Godby et al) - Bigelow Creek is studied and compared in this publication.

DNR Land Acquisition Map
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Clare County
county map depicting DNR ownership and type of funding.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Mecosta County
county map depicting DNR ownership and type of funding.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Missaukee County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding source.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Montcalm County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Newaygo County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Osceola County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Roscommon County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Map – Wexford County
county map depicting DNR ownership and funding sources.

DNR Land Acquisition Maps
individual county maps depicting DNR ownership.

Do Created Wetlands Replace the Wetlands that are Destroyed?
(USGS) - a fact sheet explaining what is wetland mitigation and the challenges and issues.

Drain Code
publication prepared to provide a useful reference to the Drain Code and other statutes relating to drains.

Drainage Manual
Developed to provide guidance for the design of MDOT drainage facilities

Ecologically Sustainable Water Management CD
interactive CD containing video Managing River Flows for Biodiversity and publications.

Ecology of Mysis relicta in the Great Lakes
seeks an accurate assessment of mysis relicta and its abundance and distribution in the Great Lakes.

Economic Impact Survey of Eurasian Watermilfoil Removal from Houghton Lake
(HLIP, SePRO, USACE) - property owner survey conducted in October 2003.

Economic Overview for Clare County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Mecosta County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Michigan Counties
(Iowa State University) 1970, 1980. 1990. 1995, 1999 and 2000 economic data for each Michigan County.

Economic Overview for Missaukee County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Montcalm County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Muskegon County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Newaygo County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Osceola County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Roscommon County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Economic Overview for Wexford County
(Iowa State University) - 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2000 data.

Ecosystem Management at Houghton Lake, MI with Emphasis on Wild Rice (zizania aquatica) ecology
study on decline of waterfowl on Houghton Lake due partially to the decline in wild rice.

Ecosystems and Human Well-being
(WRI) how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being.

Effects of Residential Development on the Water Quality of Higgins Lake
1995-99 study of the effects of residential development on the water quality of Higgins Lake.

Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Point Source Category
2004 (EPA) limitations and standards for wastewater discharges from new and existing concentrated animal production facilities discharging to US waters.

Enterococci as Indicators of Lake Michigan Recreational Water Quality
(Kinzelman, C. et al) a comparison of two methodologies and their impacts on public health regulatory events.

Environmental Analysis of Well Water in Mecosta County: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach
(GVSU) - a GIS database of groundwater information in Mecosta County.

Environmental Do’s and Don’ts on Construction Sites
actions to take on construction sites to help the environment.

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines to Excellence
(NAAEE) - online publication providing a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education.

Environmental Focus Group Report
(Muskegon County Health Dept) - documents citizen input concerning personal environmental health perspectives and priorities.

Environmental Mapper (MDEQ)
an interactive map that you can zoom to any location in Michigan plats, land use and more!.

EPA Science Inventory
searchable, agency-wide catalog of current, recently completed, and archived science activities and products.

ESRI Map Book
(ESRI) - examples that demonstrate how geographic knowledge can be applied to communities for monitoring natural areas, etc.

Ethnobotany of the Anishinaabek Northern Great Lakes Indians
dissertation by Scott Heron concerning the ethnobotany of Anishinaabek Northern Great Lakes Indians.

Eurasian Watermilfoil
a fact sheet on the origin, distribution and ecological threat.

Evaluating the Health of Our National Wildlife RefugesAmphibian Abnormalities
(USFWS) - describes the difference between malformation and deformity, causes of abnormalities and the outcome.

Evaluating your Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program
(USDA) five essential steps for doing evaluation.

Evaluation of Removing the Higgins Lake-Level Control Structure
Muskegon River Higgins Lake HIA Grant UM subcontract May 2015

Examination of Muskegon River – Letter from The Secretary of War – (USArmy)
An 1899 letter from the Secretary of War with a report about the Muskegon River by the US Army Engineers.

Excavated Ponds for Wildlife
(MDNR) - construction guidelines of creating wetlands to provide wildlife habitat.

Exploring Dam Removal
(American Rivers) - presents questions that will help sort out the many issues surrounding dam removal.

Field Notes – Muskegon River Hydroelectric Phase I Survey
1990 notes of descriptions of project sites and historical artifacts found.

Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands within the U.S.
overview of fish and wildlife resources, impact of Great Lakes water level fluctuations, common and scientific names for vegetation, fish and other wildlife.

Fish Community and Fishery of Houghton Lake, Roscommon County, with Emphasis on Walleyes and Northern Pike
(UofM & MDNR) - survey of fish populations and angler catch from 01/01 thru 03/02.

an internet database of information about particular species of fish.

A software program intended to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in evaluating and designing culverts for fish passage.

Flood Plain Management Services
flood plain planning assistance to states and tribes by the USACE.

Floodplain Management
(MDEQ) - information about floodplain management and the National Flood Insurance Program, contracts and mapping.

Frogs in Your State
(NWF) a database of the 14 species of frogs in Michigan with a description, breeding information and range.

Functions and Values of Wetlands
(EPA) the beneficial services wetlands provide for fish and wildlife.

Funding Wetland Projects
(EPA) where do I go to seek funding?

G.L.F.T. Feature
a video of a Michigan Out-of-doors broadcast (2003) that features that Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

General Guidelines for Hydrogeological Investigations
(MDEQ) - suggests sequence of work that may be followed by a permit applicant to investigate conditions if a hydrogeological investigation is required.

General Land Office Plat Map
(MDNR) - from original surveyor notes of State of Michigan - conducted in mid 1800s

General Land Office Plats – Clare Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Mecosta Co.
plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Missaukee Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Montcalm Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Muskegon Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Newaygo Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Osceola Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Roscommon Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General Land Office Plats – Wexford Co.
(MDNR) - plat maps derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan conducted in early to mid 1800s. You can click on each specific township for local information.

General NPDES Permit Issues
(EPA) - basic information about the major features and elements of the NPDES permit program.

Genetic Variability in Wild Rice
collaborative effort between the resource biologists at GLIFWC and scientists at the University of Wisconsin to assess the nature and extent of genetic variation within populations of wild rice in the upper Midwest.

Genetic Variation in Wild Rice (zizania palustris var. palustris)
extends the previous project results by testing a more extensive area and more DNA markers were used.

Geographically Isolated Wetlands
(USFWS) - ecological and geographic info to assist resource managers and the public in a better perspective and understanding of these wetlands.

Getting in Step (USEPA)
video and guide in conducting watershed outreach campaigns.

Global Warming Effects on Great Lakes Water: More Precipitation But Less Water?
- (NOAA) - different methods for determining the effect of global warming for Great Lakes net basin supplies and water level.

Great Lakes Areas of Concern
(EPA) - 43 areas of concern (AOC) have been identified and are included on this website, including Muskegon Lake.

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
(GLC) - brochure providing general information on the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Great Lakes Bathymetry
(NOAA) shows Great Lakes Bathymetric data maps.

Great Lakes Commission 2005 Annual Report
(GLC) - outlines research, policy analysis, communications and advocacy efforts.

Great Lakes Communities and Ecosystems at Risk
introduction to the Great Lakes Region and the projected impacts of climate change on natural and managed ecosystems.

Great Lakes Fish Consumption Advisories
(IJC) - 2004 paper prepared to stimulate a review of approaches to advising the public about fish consumption.

Great Lakes Fish Stocking
(GLFC) a centralized, comprehensive database of all fish stocked into the Great Lakes from artificial propagation.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust
a video broadcast in 2003 about the GLFT with a short excerpt from the Muskegon River Initiative video.

Great Lakes Regional Aquatic Gap Analysis
Preserving Biodiversity in the Great Lakes Basin goal is to keep common species common.

(EPA) easy way for greener lawn.

Groundwater Protection
(Newaygo Soil & Water Conservation Dist.) brochure for voluntary program for clean water in Michigan.

Growth and Water Resources – The Link Between Land Use and Water Resources
(USEPA) A fact sheet explaining the link between land use and water resources.

Guide to Federal Funding and Assistance for Rivers, Trails and Open Space Conservation
(NPS) - guide for nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments with overview of federal funds for conservation of rivers, trails and open space.

Guide to the Restoration of Muskegon Lake Fish & Wildlife Habitat
(MLWP & MRWA) - restoration goals for fish and wildlife beneficial use impairments around Muskegon Lake.

Habitat Assessment of Non-Wadeable Rivers in Michigan
(Wilhelm, J.) - protocols for habitat evaluation in non-wadeable rivers in Michigan.

Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect our Waters
(EPA) information on developing and implementing watershed plans to restore and protect water quality.

Health Consultation – Ryerson Creek Sediments
(USDHHS) - health implications of contaminated sediments in Ryerson Creek.

Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Contaminated Sediments – Ruddiman Creek
(MDPH) - human health risk associated with exposure to contaminated sediments in Ruddiman Creek Watershed.

Healthy Home, Healthy Environment – Home Environmental Checklist
(MSUE) - developed by Brooks Twp Land Use Vision Project.

Hersey Pond Sediment Sampling and Analysis 1999
(Snell Environmental Group) - assessment of contamination status of Hersey River Pond (1999).

Hersey Pond Sediment Sampling and Analysis 2000
(DLZ Michigan) - assessment of contamination status of Hersey River Pond (2000).

Hersey River Park Spillway Sediment Characterization Report
(Blasland, Bouck & Lee) - investigation of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in sediment.

Hersey River Study
1972 - (MDEQ)

Higgins Lake Watershed Management Plan
(Huron Pine RC&D) a management plan for nonpoint source pollution reduction.

Highway Stormwater Runoff Study
(MDOT) a study to evaluate the characteristics and significance of stormwater runoff quality from highways.

History of Wetlands in the Conterminous United States
(USGS) - by examining the historical backdrop of why things happened, why they happened, and the consequences, society can better appreciate the importance of wetlands.

Houghton Lake – A Guidebook for Homeowners
(Progressive AE) - provides citizens with info about issues that affect Houghton Lake.

Houghton Lake 2004 Water Quality Report
(Progressive AE) - monitoring results from 2004 sampling.

Houghton Lake Improvement Board Newsletter – Spring 2004
describes five-year management plan for Houghton Lake's aquatic plant control.

Houghton Lake Level Control Special Engineering Investigation Reedsburg Dam
(MI Dept. of Conservation Engineering & Architecture) - January 1954

Houghton Lake Management Feasibility Study
HLIB - produced in response to concerns about problems resulting from the proliferation of Eurasian watermilfoil.

Houghton Lake MI – Restoring the Aquatic Vegetation – Smith, Mongin, Helman
article from Lifeline about the Houghton Lake project of controlling Eurasian watermilfoil.

Houghton Lake Research
(FSU) - research data completed by FSU professor Scott Herron and students.

Household Recyclingand Disposal Guide
(Muskegon DPW) 2011-12

Human Health Effects of Environmental Contaminants
Overview paper discussing the risk factors of contaminants and their effects.

Hydraulic Analysis – Pine St. over Mitchell Creek
(Wilcox Associates) - for purpose of removing and replacing the Pine St. bridge in Big Rapids.

Hydraulic Characteristics of an Underdrained Irrigation Circle, Muskegon Co. Waste Water Disposal System, 1981
(USGS) - abstract concerning the hydraulic characteristics in Muskegon Co.

Hydro Reporter 2004
Consumers Energy newsletter featuring shoreline survey results, erosion control projects, fishing piers and awards concerning work on the Muskegon River.

Hydroaccoustic Assessment of Pre- and Post-treatment Vegetation – Houghton Lake
USACE - comparison of hydroaccoustic changes in submersed vegetation.

Hydrogeologic Assessment Report for Sanctuary Springs Site (entire report)
four volumes containing the hydrogeologic assessment report for Sanctuary Springs, Mecosta County - Perrier Group

Hydrogeologic Assessment Report for Sanctuary Springs Site (executive summary)
four volumes containing the hydrogeologic assessment report for Sanctuary Springs, Mecosta County - Perrier Group

Hydrogeologic Framework of Mississippian Rocks in the Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan
- (USGS) - describes the hydrogeology and hydraulic properties of geologic units of Mississippian age in Michigan.

Hydrogeologic Framework of the Michigan Basin Regional Aquifer System
- (USGS) - describes geologic and hydrogeologic unites, delineates boundaries of aquifers, etc.

Hydrologic Data Collection and Analysis
(MDEQ) - introduction to hydrology, glossary, storm water management and other information.

Hydrologic Study of the Bear Creek Watershed
(MDEQ) - a hydrologic model of the Bear Creek watershed was developed to help determine the effect of land use changes in the watershed on Bear Creek.

Hydrologic Study of the Ryerson Creek Watershed
(MDEQ) - goal is to better understand Ryerson Creek Watershed's hydrology and the impact of development to address and improve water quality.

Hydrology for Urban Land Planning
1968 (USGS) - a guidebook on the hydrologic effects of urban land use.

Index of Watershed Indicators: An Overview
(EPA)- techniques for characterizing condition and vulnerability of water resources.

Integrated Pest Management for Nuisance Exotics in Michigan Inland Lakes
(MSUE) - manual for prevention and control of exotic species.

Introduction to Wetland Biological Assessment
(EPA) A report to help States and Tribes evaluate overall ecological condition of wetlands.

Investigation and Valuation of Fish Kills
Excerpts from book of efforts by members of the American Fisheries Society to develop and refine methods for sampling and placing values on fish kills.

Investigation of Muskegon River, Newaygo
1961 - (MDEQ) - to determine the effect of raw sewage and industrial waste from the Newaygo sewage outfall.

Japanese Honeysuckle
fact sheet showing the history in US and prevention and control.

Kirtland’s Warbler
(USFWS) - a fact sheet on the Kirtland's Warbler, an endangered specie, found only in 10 Lower Peninsula counties.

Know Your Watershed Publications
(CTIC) - "Building Local Partnerships", "Leading & Communication", "Managing Conflict", and "Putting Together a Watershed Management Plan"

Lake Michigan Lake Wide Management Plan 2006
- (EPA) - executive summary of status of Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) 2004
- provides a summary of the status of the Lake Michigan ecosystems.

Lake Michigan Monitoring Inventory
(Great Lakes Commission) online and searchable, the inventory covers federal, state, local and NGO efforts.

Lake Michigan Subbasin
fact sheet on the Lake Michigan Subbasin of St. Lawrence Watershed

Lakes, Wetlands, and Streams as Predictors of Land Use/Cover Distribution
hypothesis that the presence of aquatic ecosystems influences the spatial distribution of human land use.

Lakeside Landscaping and Lawncare
a quick guide for homeowners with lists of plants, trees and shrubs to plant for healthy lakeside landscaping.

Landscaping for Water Quality
(CES) info to incorporate methods that enhance water quality. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/ess-nps-lwq-plantlist_209330_7.pdf

Landscaping for Wildlife and Water Quality
(to order) by C. Henderson, C. Dindorf, and F. Rozumalski, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1999

Landscaping with Native Plants
(EPA) - description of what a native and a non-native plant is and why you should grow native plants.

Little Muskegon River Bridge
(MDOT) oldest known surviving example of a concrete girder bridge designed by the Michigan State Highway Dept.

Local forecast by City, State and Zip
(NOAA) - current temperature and weekly forecasts.

Love Handles in Aquatic Ecosystems
The Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon Drawdown, Resuspended Sediments and Terrigenous Inputs in the Carbon Balance of Lake Michigan

Management of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Houghton Lake MI
article - SePRO Corp. USACE & Progressive AE.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture
(EPA) - information about managing sedimentation, nutrients, confined animal facilities, irrigation, pesticides and livestock grazing.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Boating and Marinas
(EPA) - information about managing boat operations and maintenance, sewage and waste, and siting and design for marinas.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Forestry
(EPA) - preharvest planning, and factors to consider in preharvest plans.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Households
(EPA) - pollution prevention at the household level.

Managing Urban Runoff
(EPA) - how urban areas affect runoff and measures to manage it.

Managing Wetlands to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution
(EPA) - three management strategies to maintain the water quality benefits provided by wetlands.

Marine and Estuarine Protection
(EPA) - programs and activities (to order).

Marion Mill Pond and Middle Branch River Restoration and Recreation Project
(Progressive AE) - preliminary engineering evaluation of alternatives to restore the Middle Branch River.

MDOT Drainage Manual
developed to provide guidance for the design of MDOT drainage facilities.

Mecosta County Resource Plan
concerns to be addressed, inventory and evaluation, pollutants and implementation strategies.

Mercury and elements in Counties of Upper Midwestern U.S.
(USGS) data about mercury and elements in each county calculated from cells in geochemical grid plotting.

Mercury in the Upper Midwest: A Must-Read Report for Anglers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
(IWLA) examines the extent of mercury-contaminated game fish in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Michigan Atlas maps
from 1895 with links to each individual county

Michigan CLIMB
(MDE) a CD-based tool developed to assist educators in understanding the educational requirements established in Michigan.

Michigan Coastal nonpoint source program
1995 (MDNR) coastal nonpoint source management areas delineated.

Michigan Fish Atlas Maps
(MDNR) maps showing distributions of fish in Michigan, both historical and current.

Michigan Flora – Parts I, II, & III
(Voss, E) books that include full keys for identification of gymnosperms, monocots and dicots in Michigan

Michigan Geographic Data Library
information about census, drinking water wells, land cover, political features and maps

Michigan Lake Finder
database of Michigan lakes by name, county or fish species. Also, gives depth, acreage and fish species of each lake.

Michigan Open Burning Guide
(MDEQ) - regulations of open burning in Michigan

Michigan State Game Areas and other Wildlife Areas
(MDNR) an alphabetical listing of Michigan's State Game Areas and other wildlife areas with corresponding maps.

Michigan’s Amphibians and Reptiles
(MDNR) list of Michigan's amphibians and reptiles with links to each giving a description and photo.

Michigan’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
a brochures listing blue ribbon trout streams in the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan.

Michigan’s Goermaere-Anderson Wetland Protection Act
- (MDEQ) - the 1979 public act 203 and administrative rules.

Mitchell Creek Watershed Hydrologic Study
(MDEQ) - completed at Mitchell Creek, Big Rapids, MI

Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Urbanization on Streams: A Comprehensive Strategy for Local Government
a paper reviewing the major impacts to streams associated with urban land development.

Model Analysis of the Impact on Groundwater Conditions of the Muskegon County Wastewater Disposal System
(USGS) - abstract on the model analysis of the impact on groundwater conditions of this facility

MRWA Upper Muskegon River Aquatic Invasive Species Education Program In partnership with Houghton and Higgins Lake Lake Associations Houghton Lake Improvement Board
Participating Agreement between the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly and the USDA, Forest Service Huron-Manistee National Forest FS Agreement 13-PA-11090400-011 Final Report 2012-2017

Muskegon County Community Profiles
(Muskegon Co. Health Dept) - population, culture, socioeconomic status, etc.

Muskegon County Resource Plan
(Muskegon Co. Steering Com) - resources, prioritized county problems and concerns and implementation strategies.

Muskegon Lake & Estuary Project Presentation
Gale Nobes's presentation at the State of the Lake Conference 2003 about the Muskegon Lake & Estuary (Wild Rice) Project.

Muskegon Lake Community Action Plan
2002 Remedial Action Plan Update

Muskegon Lake RAP Project Fact Sheet
(MDEQ) - outlines overall goals of this project to fulfill the Muskegon Lake AOC's RAP recommendations.

Muskegon Lake Watershed Management Plan
(Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber) - description of Watershed characteristics, pollutants and recommendations for treatment, prevention and reduction of pollution.

Muskegon River and AOC Watershed
fact sheet on bank stabilization projects in Newaygo and Mecosta Counties.

Muskegon River Area of Concern Watershed Project – Special Issue
(Muskegon Conservation Dist) - newsletter outlining projects at sites in Muskegon, Newaygo and Mecosta Counties.

Muskegon River Lumberman
lists of some of the Muskegon River lumbermen, camps and mills during the 19th century compiled by White Pine Historical Society.

Muskegon River Management Plan
companion to Muskegon River Watershed Assessment. These documents provide a comprehensive watershed plan to aid Fisheries Division and partners.

Muskegon River Road Stream Crossing Inventory
road/stream crossing inventory completed by volunteers in Newaygo and Muskegon Counties.

Muskegon River Streambank Erosion Inventory
original plan was to inventory the Muskegon River and all tributaries, organize data and develop detailed maps but because of funding only some of the inventory was done.

Muskegon River Temperature and Flow comparison 2013-2017
Graphs showing water temperature and flow from 2013 through 2017

Muskegon River Watershed Management Plan
- 2002 - (GVSU-AWRI) - very large file (66 mb).

Muskegon River Watershed Youth Leadership Project
retreat materials from 1995 training.

Muskegon Station
GLERL Real-time Meteorological Observation Network - shows current wind speed and direction, air temp, dew point, humidity, etc., in Muskegon MI.

Mute Swan
(ODNR) - history and description of the Mute Swan.

National Coastal Condition Report II
- 2004(EPA) - environmental assessments of US coastal waters and the Great Lakes. http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/nccr/2005/nccr2-factsheet.pdf

Native American Ethnobotany
Database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers of Native American Peoples.

Native Plant Gardening
introduction to the benefits of landscaping with nature and some tips for getting started.

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials
(EPA) - the basic principles and benefits of natural landscaping.

Natural Newaygo, Brooks Township Land Use Vision Project
identification guide to the natural features of the Newaygo area.

Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act – Inland Lakes and Streams Part 301
(State of MI) Michigan laws regarding inland lakes and streams

New Watershed Initiatives
a report from the Madison Watershed Workshop on new watershed initiatives.

Non-indigenous Fish Management Information
(MDNR) - regulations and management.

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species: Red-eared Slider
pictures and description of the red-eared slider and its native range and nonindigenous range which includes Muskegon County.

Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories
(EPA) - guidelines for states' implementation of nonpoint source management programs under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

NPDES Permits
(MDEQ) list of active NPDES permits, general NPDES permits and permits on public notice.

Observations in the Clam River at Cadillac
(MDNR) - follow-up to previous studies on the Clam River.

Observations on the Hersey River, Reed City
1967 - (MDEQ) - a fish survey and biological survey.

On-the-Farm Conservation – Address Ag Production & Environmental Issues
USDAbrochure explaining the 2002 Farm Bill and why American farmers should participate in conservation programs.

Opportunities for Public Involvement in Nonpoint Source Control
list of community-based organizations and environmental agencies to contact to learn and help control NPs pollution.

Order Issuing New License – Rogers Project
(Fed. Energy Regulatory Commission)

Order Modifying and Approving 2004 Expenditures Pursuant to Article 414
Consumers Energy Commission US FERC Consumers Energy's October 2003 filing including areas for proposed expenditures.

Our Built and Natural Environments
(EPA) - review of interactions between land use, transportation and environmental quality.

Overview of Assistance Needed in Michigan’s Great Lakes Area of Concerns
SPAC table with each MI AOC listed along with agency liaison and other info.

Overview of the Michigan Rivers Inventory (MRI) Project
(UMICH) - overall purpose of the MRI has been to study comparative ecology of Michigan Rivers.

Overview of the Storm Water Management Plan
(MDOT) describes the procedures and practices MDOT uses to reduce discharges of pollutants.

Partnership for Watersheds
watershed concerns using a voluntary approach.

Pattern to Process: Development of a Signature Program in Land Use and Land Cover Change
(MSU) - brings together existing expertise and provides a basis for new activities.

Paving Our Way to Water Shortages: How Sprawl Aggravates the Effects of Drought
a study investigating what happens to water supplies when we replace our natural areas with roads, parking lots and buildings.

Phase I Final Report for the Muskegon River Initiative Assessment
(Keiser & Assoc) - evaluation of existing organizational infrastructure and knowledge base for serving the needs of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust's "River Initiative"

Phase I Storm Water Management Plan
(MDOT) describes the procedures and practices MDOT uses to reduce discharges of pollutants.

Physical and Biological Study of Land to be used as a Proposed Nature Area
(Schneidt, R.) - study in Mitchell Creek Watershed nature area.

Pine River Natural River Plan
(MDNR) - this report outlines a plan for the protection of the Pine River System.

Plants for Stormwater Design
(Daniel Shaw and Rusty Schmidt) guide for Upper Midwest designers in selecting plant species.

Pollution Source Control Practices – Manual 8
(CWP) - focuses on a wide range of stewardship and pollution prevention practices that can be employed in subwatersheds.

Prairies and Forests – Management Information for the Newaygo Landowner
Fact sheet presentation of Newaygo County's prairies and forest (Brooks Township)

Preliminary evaluation of restored Maple River flows on Muskegon River flooding and fish habitat.
Analysis of the Maple River flows in Muskegon County, Michigan

Preliminary Investigation of the Extent of Sediment Contamination in Muskegon Lake
(Rediske, Thompson, Schelske, Gabrosek, Nalepa, & Peaslee)

Protecting and Restoring America’s Watersheds
(EPA) - describes watershed related activities and projects, programs and coordination efforts.

Protecting Coastal Waters from Nonpoint Source Pollution
(EPA) - statistics about coastal waters and information about Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs.

Protecting Inland Lakes
(MDNR) how you can make a difference in protecting inland lakes.

Protecting Water Resources with Higher-Density Development
(EPA) Impacts of high and low-density development on water resources.

Public Rights on Michigan Waters
Guide on how water rights came to be and current state of law.

Purple Loosestrife
pictures and pest status of purple loosestrife.

Purple Loosestrife in Michigan
the arrival, distribution, botanical information, habitat and growth strategy, ecological effects and control measures concerning purple loosestrife.

Rain Gardens – a how-to manual for homeowners
(UofW Extension & WDNR) info needed to design and build rain gardens.

Rain Gardens – a household way to improve water quality in your community
(UofW Extension & WDNR) - tips for productive rain gardens.

Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Wadeable Streams and Rivers
(EPA) - updated compilation of the most cost-effective scientifically valid approaches in bioassessment methods.

Real-time Data For Michigan
(USGS) real-time data for water quality and streamflow.

Real-time Data for Michigan
(USGS) - statewide streamflow table.

Realizing Remediation II
(EPA) summary of contaminated sediment remediation activities in the Great Lakes Basin.

Record Book of some Great Lakes Catches
record of biggest fish that have been caught in the Great Lakes.

Redevelopment Roundtable Consensus Agreement
(CWP) - promotes Smart Growth.

Reed City Oil Spill – 2005
(MDEQ) - PowerPoint presentation outlining the restoration efforts of the 2005 oil spill near US131 in Reed City.

Regional Economic and Demographic Projections
(WMSRDC) - projections for Lake, Mason, Muskegon and Newaygo Counties.

Report on a Preliminary Investigation of the Muskegon River Flooding Project
(Institute for Fisheries Research) - 1938 report

Research Monitoring of the Lake Michigan Ecosystem Research
(NOAA) - monitor and assess the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Restoring America’s Wetlands
(NRCS) - description of the Wetlands Reserve Program.

Retrospective Analysis of Pre- and Post-Relicensing Flow Regimes on the Lower Muskegon River
(Rudy, et al.) - A report comparing flow regimes associated with hydropower facilities on Muskegon River.

Riparian Buffer Establishment
(SE MI RC&D Council) - brochure giving buffer basics.

Riparian Buffers
(Connecticut River Joint Commission) fact sheet on how butters work for water quality, bank stability, fish and wildlife.

Riparian Buffers Work
(USDA) how riparian buffers benefit the environment.

Riparian Zone Management and Trout Streams: 21st Century and Beyond
(MDNR Fisheries) importance and values of river corridors.

Riverine landscapes, taking landscape ecology into water
(Blackwell Science Ltd) - focuses on aquatic systems as ideal settings to do landscape ecology.

Round gobies invade North America
a fact sheet about round gobies, identification, range and spread, potential impacts and what you can do.

Ruddiman Creek (Muskegon, MI)
Phase II Site Investigation Report.

Ruddiman Creek Fact Sheet
(Muskegon Conservation District) facts about Ruddiman Creek in Muskegon, how it was polluted, and what has been accomplished.

Ruddiman Creek/Pond Dredging Project Will Remove Contaminants
(EPA) - fact sheet about the Ruddiman Creek and Pond cleanup.

Ruddiman Creek/Pond Updated Presentation
(EPA) - presentation with pictures and explanation of some of the cleanup in Ruddiman Creek.

Ruffe – a new threat to our fisheries
(UofMN) - a fact sheet about ruffe with pictures and description.

Sanitary Regulations for Muskegon County
(Muskegon Co. Health Dept.) - provide a means for safeguarding the environment necessary for the health and welfare of Muskegon County residents.

Save a Shore
description of Adopt-a-Stream Program to improve Muskegon County's streams and shores.

Save Our Streams
(Izaak Walton League of America) collection of publications on tools to help your monitor, protect and restore earth's water.

Section 302 Reconnaissance Report on Aquatic Plant Control for Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen, MI
feasibility study in 1986 of providing measures for the control of aquatic growth in these two lakes.

Sediment Survey of Three Tributaries of Muskegon Lake
2004 - (MDEQ) sediment survey of Muskegon River, Fourmile Creek and Ryerson Creek)

Selected Chemical Trends in Sediments in Higgins Lake
(MDEQ) - four major processes controlling chemical loading to Higgins Lake.

Selling Your Development Rights
(MDNR) a pamphlet describing a unique way you can preserve your property.

Shoreline data
(NOAA) - topographic relief map of Michigan with other shoreline data.

Simple Solutions to Water Pollution
(White Lake PAC) easy-to-use guide to non-toxic cleaners and recipes for a clean home

Site Inventory for Michigan
(USGS) discharge information at gaging locations in Michigan.

Site Plan Review Guide and Zoning Ordinance Recommendations
(Langworthy, Strader, LeBlanc & Assoc) - outline water quality protection measures for Dalton, Cedar Creek and Muskegon Charter Townships.

Site Planning for Urban Stream Protection
(CWP) - new ways to reduce pollutant loads and protect aquatic resources through non-structural practices.

Skills for Protecting Your Stream: Retrofitting Your Own Backyard
(CWP) fifteen facts sheets concerning lawn care, pest management, etc.

Slow and Steady Defines Dam Sediment Management Plan
short article about the Big Rapids Dam Removal.

(Duany, Plater, Zyberk & Co) promotes sustainable urban pattern.

Soils and Building Sites
- knowing the soils in your region helps in buying, building or starting a major project.

Sources of Algal Nutrients to Fremont Lake
(MDNR) - presentation given to Fremont City Commission meeting in 1969.

Sportfishing Catch and Effort from the Michigan Waters of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie & Superior
(MDNR) objective of creel monitoring program is to obtain a continuous record of sport catch, catch rates and catch composition.

State of Michigan’s Environment 2003 Second Biennial Report
(MDEQ) - continues to follow trends in important environmental indicators.

Status of Restoration Activities in Great Lakes Areas of Concern
2003 - (IJC) info on how much has been done in areas of concern

Stream Corridor Restoration
(NRCS) - principles, processes and practices of stream corridor restoration.

Stream Sites: Buying, Building and Care
How to select and build correctly beside a stream or river.

Study Design for Monitoring Wetlands
(EPA) A review of the "state of the science" concerning wetland bioassessment and nutrient enrichment.

Surface Geology of Wexford County, MI
(David Stewart) - 1948

Surface Water Data for Michigan
(USGS) - contains more than 850,000 station years of time-series data that describe stream levels, streamflow, reservoir and lake levels, surface water-quality, etc.

Survey of the Literature on the Economic Impact of Aquatic Weeds
a summary providing a basis for estimating the general effects of aquatic weeds.

Teaching About Wetlands
(EPA) - why a wetland is important and what and how should wetland information be taught.

Testing the Waters
(NRDC) - report of 2008 beach closings and advisories.

The Birds of Michigan
(Wood, N.) a list of Michigan birds with pictures and a database of sightings.

The Clean Water Act – An Owner’s Manual
a manual to support actions River Network is taking to assist citizens in using the Clean Water Act.

The Great Lakes Green Book
(GLU) - a grassroots restoration agenda for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

The Great Lakes Watershed
a CD containing Great Lakes images, atlas, info about native people and early settlement, past problems and future outlook.

The Lake & Reservoir Restoration Guidance Manual
(EPA 1st & 2nd editions) guides to protecting and restoring lakes and reservoirs. (Ordering information)

The Mill
a newspaper publication with the history of Marion, MI.

The Nonpoint Source Management Program
(EPA) - how Section 319 works and how to get involved.

The Retreat of Glaciers in the Midwestern U.S.
(State of Illinois Museum) five maps tracing the retreat of Ice Age glaciers.

The Spiny Water Flea, Bythotrephes cederstroemi
fact sheet with description and picture. The Walk - taking your youth outdoors for environmental stewardship and learning.

The Tribal Fishery
a history of fishing trade and treaties between Native Americans and the U.S.

The Unified Subwatershed and Site Reconnaissance: A User’s Manual – Manual 11
(CWP) - examines pollution sources and restoration potential within upland areas of urban subwatersheds.

The Walk
(MSUE) taking your youth outdoors for environmental stewardship and learning

The Water Industry in Michigan
who are the water users in Michigan?

Tree Driplines and Root Locations
fact sheet to understand underground structure of trees.

Trumpeter Swan
(MDNR) a fact sheet about Trumpeter Swans and their history in Michigan.

Trumpeter Swan Population Status, 2000
(USFWS) - the assessment of the sizes of the three populations of trumpeter swans in North America.

Tumor-like Anomalies in Lake Michigan Zooplankton
research involving tumor-like anomalies in zooplankton (GLERL).

Types of Wetlands
(EPA) - brief descriptions of the major types of wetlands found in the U.S.

Upper Clam River Stabilization Project Fact Sheet
(MDEQ) - goal to control runoff of sediment and pollutants from Platt Road approach

Upper Clam River Watershed: Non-Point Source Pollution Control Watershed Plan
goal of this plan is to reduce the major pollutants to the river and lakes and prevent water resources from further degradation.

Urban Stream Repair Practices Manual 4
(CWP)Addresses full range of restoration objectives.

Urban Tree Planting Guide
(CWP - Center for Watershed Protection)

Urban Watershed Forestry Manual
(CWP) - introduces the emerging topic of urban watershed forestry.

USGS Current Water Data for Michigan
(USGS) - statewide streamflow table.

Using Amphibians in Bioassessments of Wetlands
(EPA) Encourages the use of amphibian metrics in wetland bioassessments.

Using Vegetation to Assess Environmental Conditions in Wetlands
(EPA) Introduction of scientific basis for using wetland vegetation to assess biological integrity.

Vanishing Lake Michigan Sand Dunes
(Lake Michigan Federation) - status of sand dune mining in Michigan.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual
(EPA) Guide that describes the role of volunteer monitoring in state programs.

Volunteers and Wetland Biomonitoring
(EPA)Addresses concerns by agency personnel regarding volunteer participation in wetland biomonitoring.

Walleye Stocking in Houghton Lake
(DNR) - survey conducted to evaluate juvenile walleye recruitment in Houghton Lake.

Walleye Stocks in the Great Lakes 1800-1975
(GLFC) - fluctuations and probable causes.

Water and Smart Growth: The Impacts of Sprawl on Aquatic Ecosystems
(Funders' Network) - importance of protecting our watersheds and the effects of pollution.

Water Chestnut
fact sheet on origin, distribution and ecological threat.

Water Data Report – Bear Creek
(USGS) - gauge data for 2006 and 2007.

Water Data Report – Clam River and Lake Mitchell
(USGS) - gauge data for 2006 and 2007.

Water Levels Databases
(NOAA) - shows current and past water levels of the Great Lakes.

Water Quality Investigation of Muskegon River and Hardy Dam Backwaters
1978 - (MDNR) - investigations were made into obnoxious hydrogen sulfide odor problems along the River.

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook
(EPA) focuses on conducting an analysis to determine whether watershed scale trading is viable in a particular watershed.

Water Resources Data Michigan Water Year 2001
contains streamflow and water quality records for the Muskegon River.

Waterborne pathogens: The concept of buffer effectiveness, microbial source tracking and a watershed bacterial model
(NRCS) explores potential pathways for waterborne pathogen movement in watersheds.

Watershed Approach Framework
EPA's vision for watershed approaches and the role EPA envisions for states and tribes.

Watershed Management Better Coordination of Data Collection Efforts Needed to Support Key Decisions
General Accounting Officeidentifies the key entities that collect water quality and water quantity data.

Watershed Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
(EPA) - info on wetlands, background on practices of restoration, creation and enhancement.

Watershed Vulnerability Analysis
(CWP) - created primarily as a rapid planning tool for application to larger watersheds.

Watershed-based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance
(EPA) guide to develop and issue NPDES permits that fit into watershed planning

Wet Weather Pollution in Michigan
(MDNRE) surface water quality issues associated with wet weather pollution.

Wetland Biological Assessments and HGM Functional Assessment
(EPA) - fact sheet providing a comparison of functional assessment method and biological assessments.

Wetland Ecology
(Izaak Walton League)

Wetland Inventories
(MDEQ) - wetland inventory maps for each county show potential locations of wetlands based on statewide aerial maps.

Wetland Monitoring and Assessment
(EPA) - reasons why we should monitor wetlands.

Wetlands Classification
(EPA) Introduces the scientific basis for classifying wetlands.

Wetlands Overview
(EPA) - description of a wetland.

Wetlands Protection
(MDEQ) - information about what wetlands are, why they are important, state, federal and local wetland regulations and wetland permits.

What’s Facing U.S. Dams
current issues and changing protocol about dams including the Big Rapids dam removal.

Where Land Meets Water
(GLC) - brochure on various types of erosion and sediment that occur in the Great Lakes Basin.

White Lake, Muskegon Lake and Muskegon River Studies
a list of available studies on White Lake, Muskegon Lake and the Muskegon River which are available at the Muskegon Conservation District.

Whole-lake Applications of Sonar for Selective Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil
(USACE) eight lakes in southern Michigan were selected for this study

Why Monitor Water Quality?
(USGS) fact sheet answering questions about monitoring for water quality.

Why Smart Growth: A Primer
(ICMA) Explores both positive and negative aspects of growth and suggests how communities can achieve smart growth.

Wild Ones – Landscaping with Native Plants
(Wild Ones) - promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices.

Wild Rice: Ecology, Harvest, Management
(Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission) - brochure describing the historic decline, habitat requirements and life cycle of wild rice.

Wildlife Conservation Act Normal Agricultural Practices
farm management practices developed to provide compliance assistance info.

Wildlife in a Warming World
(NWF) - dangers to wildlife as the climate changes and provides recommendations.

Woody Debris Management
(Greater Lansing Regional Committee) fact sheet about proper way to remove woody debris from streams.

You Can Help Preserve Muskegon’s Natural Legacy
(Land Conservancy of W. MI) - ways of protecting land through land use choices.

“So how much is it worth?”
(USACE) - Evaluation of the economic impacts of recreational fishing under different aquatic plants conditions