Flint River stream obstruction removals highlighted in fisheries management newsletter

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Press Release

July 12, 2013 

Contact: Jim Baker, 989-684-9141 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014

Flint River stream obstruction removals highlighted in fisheries management newsletter 

The removal of several stream obstructions on the Flint River by the Department of Natural Resources and several partners is critical in providing valuable habitat for aquatic species located there and restoring navigation. A partnership between the DNR and the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Lapeer Rotary Club, City of Lapeer and Lapeer Juvenile Probation Office clears approximately 50 stream obstructions each year, and has been since 2006.

This effort and other 2012 fisheries management activities are currently highlighted in the DNR Fisheries Division’s Southern Lake Huron Management Unit (SLHMU) newsletter, available on the DNR’s website at www.michigan.gov/fishing.

The newsletter includes information on lake, river and stream surveys; dam removals; special projects; Status of the Fishery Reports; fish rearing; stocking and much more. The newsletter also contains contact information for Fisheries Division staff working for the SLHMU.

The SLHMU includes all or part of the following counties: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer, Livingston, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Oakland, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola.

Anglers are reminded that fish survey reports on many public waters in SLHMU are available from the DNR’s Fisheries Division staff at the Bay City Operations Service Center upon request at 989-684-9141 or by contacting fisheries biologists listed on the last page of the newsletter. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.