Detroit River Candidate Sites for Habitat Protection and RemediationEntry ID: usgs_brd_glsc_detroitriver
Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey inventoried and described the physical
characteristics of remaining habitat for fish and wildlife in the Detroit
River, placing all candidate sites into two categories: (1) functional habitats
to be protected from impairment, and (2) impaired, nonfunctional, habitats to
be restored and enhanced. By a process of elimination, green areas not already
converted to other ... land uses, along the river front in Michigan waters, were
identified by examination, using a Geographic Information System (GIS) of the
Detroit River in natural color from recent, low-altitude aerial photography
created by the Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Green areas were further
investigated and characterized through the use of other imagery, information
provided by local area residents, and field surveys. Field surveys were done
by observation from a boat on public waters and public rights of way. Private
property rights were carefully respected in all aspects of the study. Sites
possessing the most potential for protection and restoration were investigated
further by examination of existing public records of fish and wildlife
resources, land ownership, soil type, and water connectivity. All candidate
sites in each of the two categories were ranked in priority for protection or
restoration using existing criteria in a Canadian report Survey of Candidate
Sites on the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers for Potential Habitat Rehabilitation
Application of those criteria ensured consistent, compatible evaluation of all
candidate sites on both sides of the river on the same basis. The final report
evaluated the most promising sites using an existing scoring system of
cost/benefit, design simplicity, partnerships, land ownership and other data
to, (1) determine what measures are needed to protect functional sites, and (2)
recommend what existing remediation techniques will restore and enhance the
function and value of impaired sites. All aspects of the study were closely
tied to objectives and goals of the Detroit River Remedial Action Plan. Project
products include a map, posters, spreadsheet, photo record, research completion
report, and geographic information system.
The purpose of the project was to determine the number, location, and extent of
remaining functional and impaired candidate sites of fish and wildlife habitat;
summarize available information about the fish and wildlife resource value and
function of each site; evaluate the potential of each site for protection and
remediation; and prioritize sites in functional and impaired categories for
protection or remediation using an existing ranking system.
Matthew Kowalski provided GIS expertise and helped create the map of candidate
sites. Eugene Fiebich helped create the field data form, gathered some of the
site attribute data, assisted in the production of the scientific Inventory
poster product, and created the digital photo record. Allain Rasolofoson
integrated all project elements into the final GIS and assisted in the
production of the Inventory Poster product.
Information for this metadata was taken from the Interagency Agreement between
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the United States
Geological Survey (USGS).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brucy Manny, U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Detroit River Candidate Sites for Habitat Protection and Remediation
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Great Lakes Science Center
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheet, posters, photo record, and GIS system
Other Citation Details: This project was funded by USEPA, Project Number: DW-94793801-1Online Resource: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/detroitriver.php?action=sites&id=81
Start Date: 1999-01-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Quality All data were checked and stored in computer files for statistical analysis and
retrieval, following US EPA-approved, quality assurance and control procedures.
Inventoried the physical and biological characteristics of remaining habitat
for fish and wildlife in the Detroit River. Ranked the functional and impaired
sites for protection and remediation, respectively, using a consistent,
existing, ranking system. This report presents and interprets all results of
this inventory and project.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bruce_manny at usgs.gov
1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: Michigan
Postal Code: 48105
Bruce A. Manny, 2001, Candidate Sites for Habitat Protection and Restoration in Michigan Waters of the Detroit River, poster, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center.
Bruce A. Manny, 2002, Candidate Sites for Habitat Protection and Restoration in Michigan Waters of the Detroit River Spreadsheet, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center.
Bruce A. Manny, 2002, Habitat Inventory Poster, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-12-20