River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Naturalized

The Two Hearted River supports a variety of fish and wildlife species, including several fish designated as conservation priorities. Intersections between the river and roads are typically designed with culverts, or tunnels that allow the river to flow through the crossings to the other side. Unfortunately, many of this river’s culverts are either broken down or too small, creating a partial impoundment that restricts the river’s water flow and fragments aquatic habitats. This ecosystem is also subject to heavy sedimentation due to stream bank erosion. Thanks to grants from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Nature Conservancy is addressing these issues. Read more here.

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