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Tribal Science, Training and Communications Project

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2019–June 30, 2021
  • Location Odanah, WI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

About this grant

The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission works with tribal governments in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to protect tribal interests in the ecology of ceded territories in the northern portions of those states. With previous support from the Mott Foundation, the grantee has identified and implemented steps to participate effectively in the permitting and environmental review of mining operations. With renewed support, the grantee will develop and use a model to better understand groundwater movement near mining operations, work to restore an important whitefish and lake trout spawning reef in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and expose students to careers in natural resource management and tribal self-governance.