EWN Publications

Making Great Lakes Coastal Structures Greener

March 21, 2012

About This Publication

ERDC Booklet

Coastal structures in the Great Lakes have been noted to provide essential habitat for waterfowl and fisheries, but often these advantages are not intentional. Making Great Lakes Coastal Structures Greener explores the idea of taking a deliberate approach to creating habitat by improving these structureslife-promoting features as a part of routine maintenance. Low-cost measures could be implemented as part of routine maintenance. By taking advantage of scheduled repairs or new modifications, the incorporation of habitat features would prove cost-effective, as well as green.