NRDA projects

Projects Funded in 2017:

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources – $180,500 to support streamside rearing facilities for lake sturgeon in Green Bay over a period of 5 years;
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Cooperative Fisheries Unit – $105,500 to support the Green Bay telemetry project which will inform management actions and investigate potential habitat improvement projects that achieve a balanced fishery in Green Bay;
  • City of Green Bay – $200,000 to support public fishing access along the East River;
  • Ducks Unlimited – Up to $400,000 to support the construction of a breakwall that restores 160 acres of aquatic vegetation on Lake Poygan to benefit migrating waterfowl and fish spawning and rearing; and up to $250,000 to support the construction of an island for common tern nesting in lower Green Bay;
  • Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust – Up to $220,000 to support the preservation of wetland and riparian habitats in the Lower Fox River and Green Bay that support migratory birds and fish;
  • Village of Ashwaubenon – $140,000 to support aquatic, near-shore, and riparian habitat enhancement projects along the Fox River within the Area of Concern;
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – $15,500 to support the enhancement of woody habitat for fish along the shorelines of Little Lake Butte des Morts and Lake Winnebago; and $46,000 to support the improvement of aquatic vegetation and habitat within and surrounding the Terrell’s Island breakwall;
  • City of Neenah – $200,000 to support the enhancement of public fishing access and $220,000 to support aquatic, nearshore, and riparian restoration projects on Little Lake Butte des Morts at Arrowhead Park;
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Up to $500,000 to support the preservation of approximately 150 acres of priority parcels in Door County, Wisconsin that support migratory birds and fish; and $120,000 to be disbursed to US-Fish and Wildlife Service for the restoration of a 60 acre wetland within the Rosendale Waterfowl Production Area

See the wide variety of restoration projects implemented by the Trustees that were completed from 2002 through 2012.

Restoration Progress Report (44.5 MB pdf)

See new restoration projects implemented by the Trustees that were completed between 2012 and 2016.

South-Branch-of-the-Suamico-River-Stream-Restoration (995 KB pdf)

Nesting-Habitat-Restoration-on-the-Oneida-Reservation (500 KB pdf)

Door County Land Preservation (794 KB pdf)

Upper Fox River Headwaters Preservation (659 KB pdf)

Upper Fox River Habitat Preservation (472 KB pdf)

St. Martin’s Island (850 KB pdf)

Examples of Projects

Habitat Preservation in the Wolf River Bottomlands Natural Resource Area

Door County Land Preservation

South Branch of the Suamico River Wetland Restoration

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration

Northern Pike Habitat Restoration in the Suamico/Little Suamico Watershed

Common Tern Nesting Habitat Enhancement and Nest Island Construction

West Branch of the Wolf River Habitat Restoration

Spotted Musky Population Enhancement Program

Wild Rose Fish Hatchery

Sunset Park Fishing Wharf Construction in Kimberly

Brown County Fairgrounds Boat Launch Improvements