PROPOSED TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK FOR GREAT LAKES HABITAT/SPECIES CONSERVATION

As Great Lakes Tribal peoples continue to remind us, the health of Great Lakes health is dependent on the health of these systems as well; they provide services we for pollinators and biocontrol agents. Healthy systems are the natural capital of the habitats and species is dependent on sustaining the processes and functioning of the depend on for our very existence. The Lakes, for example, provide us with drinking Great Lakes.following systems: open/nearshore waters; coastal wetlands; coastal shore; streams, water; wetlands help control floodwaters; forests reduce erosion and sedimentation;tributaries, connecting channels; inland lakes and wetlands; and uplands. Human coastal habitats provide stability; upland landscapes produce topsoil and habitats.

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