**The title, authors, and abstract for this completion report are provided below.  For a copy of the completion report, please contact the GLFC via e-mail or via telephone at 734-662-3209**

 

DETROIT RIVER-WESTERN LAKE ERIE INDICATOR PROJECT

 

John H. Hartig1 and Michael A. Zarull2

 

March 2008

 

1   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138

 

2   Environment Canada, P.O. Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6

 

 

ABSTRACT:

 

There is a long history of U.S.-Canada cooperation on investigating, monitoring, and managing the Great Lakes, including the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. The Detroit River-western Lake Erie ecosystem has many long-term datasets because of long-standing environmental problems resulting from its manufacturing history. This indicator project: compiled and analyzed available data on 50 indicators of ecosystem status and trends, and factors that affect them; translated indicator trends clearly for policy-makers and managers; identified data and knowledge gaps to better assess the state of the ecosystem; and made all information available through websites and hard copies of reports.

 

APPENDIX:

 

For a complete copy of the report titled “State of the Strait: Status and Trends of Key Indicators,” please visit the following two websites:

www.stateofthestrait.org

www.epa.gov/med/grosseile_site/indicators/index.html