• Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration

    Sport Fish Restoration projects focus on the restoration, conservation, management, and enhancement of fish that have material value for sport or recreation. This grant program funds Michigan's Statewide Fisheries Research Program, which is divided into the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Experiments, Evaluations, and Model Development

    Michigan's statewide research program provides much of the technical knowledge used in developing and carrying out management programs. Research provides summaries and synthesis of existing technical knowledge; discovery, creation and evaluation of new empirical relationships, concepts, and hypotheses; develops mathematical models required to predicting outcomes of management alternatives; develops monitoring protocols to evaluate the status and health of aquatic resources through time; develops protocols to evaluate the socioeconomic aspects of aquatic resources; and evaluates the effects of management actions.

  • Chapter 2: Michigan's Statewide Fisheries Resource Inventories and Assessments

    Inventories and assessments are the largest tools managers use to meet the information needs of the fisheries management cycle. Due to changing conditions, information needs are continuous and surveys must be repeated either at regularly scheduled intervals or on an as needed basis to respond to changes.

  • State Wildlife Grant

  • State Wildlife Grant

    This program provides federal funds to develop and implement programs that benefit wildlife and their habitats, including species not hunted or fished. Priority is placed on projects that benefit species of greatest conservation need. Grant funds must be used to address conservation needs identified within the state’s comprehensive wildlife conservation plan/strategy. This can be done through research, surveys, species and habitat management, and monitoring. These funds may also be used to update, revise, or modify a state’s strategy.