Research from 16 Michigan lakes assesses the importance of vegetation and natural shorelines for fish populations

Dulichium on the shoreline of an
Adirondack lake. © Michael R. Martin

A series of articles from Michigan State University look at the value of vegetation and natural shorelines for fisheries habitat and discuss the restoration of shorelines to a more natural condition.

  1. Restoring the shore and fish habitat in Michigan inland lakes: Part 1– A visit to Paw Paw’s natural shoreline demonstration project reveals the creation of microhabitats, or safe places, for juvenile fishes. Studies show that bluegill, largemouth bass and other fish use these “edge” habitats to increase their feeding rates.”
  2. Restoring the shore and fish habitat in Michigan inland lakes: Part 2– Research from 16 Michigan lakes assesses the importance of vegetation and natural shorelines for increased largemouth bass populations.”

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