Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Conservation Planner
This mapping tool provides data for glacial lakes in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The data includes likely suitability for fishes, land cover along the shoreline and in the lake’s watershed, and conservation recommendations to supplement existing information for each lake. The planner can be used to inform single-lake management, establish a framework for conservation strategies in each lake, identify patterns in fish habitat due to climate and land use change, and help prioritize limited resources among lakes.
The data underlying the tool is based on the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership's Phase II Assessment of Inland Lake Fish Habitats, which is in preparation for peer-reviewed publication. Further information on the planner and the underlying fish habitat assessment can be found on the developer's website once the assessment is published.
For more information about efforts to address impacts to fish habitat in the Midwest, check out the resources in Georgetown Climate Center's Adaptation Clearinghouse.