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Optimization at the infrastructure-connectivity nexus: boosting cost-efficiency of restoration using dam condition data for Lake Michigan

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Creation
2017-10-19 15:46:10
Start Date
2017-10-01
End Date
2018-10-01
Start Date
2017-10-01 20:21:09
End Date
2018-09-30 20:21:09

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Peter McIntyre(Principal Investigator), Tom Neeson(Co-Investigator), Michael Ferris(Co-Investigator), LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Upper Midwest & Great Lakes LCC Data Manager(Point of Contact), Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2017-10-19(creation), 2017-10-01(Start), 2018-10-01(End), Optimization at the infrastructure-connectivity nexus: boosting cost-efficiency of restoration using dam condition data for Lake Michigan

Summary

Aging infrastructure is creating a pressing national need to align priorities between civil engineering and other interests. Restoring ecological connectivity of river networks that are fragmented by dams and road crossings has become a prominent objective for environmental managers across the country. A mature decision-support framework and newly available data on the condition of dams throughout the Lake Michigan basin offer unique opportunities to test for potential cost-efficiency gains from sharing the costs of removing decrepit dams between environmental and engineering organizations. At sites where these interests align, genuine win-win scenarios could advance both ecological connectivity and infrastructure maintenance.

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valueAging infrastructure is creating a pressing national need to align priorities between civil engineering and other interests. Restoring ecological connectivity of river networks that are fragmented by dams and road crossings has become a prominent objective for environmental managers across the country. A mature decision-support framework and newly available data on the condition of dams throughout the Lake Michigan basin offer unique opportunities to test for potential cost-efficiency gains from sharing the costs of removing decrepit dams between environmental and engineering organizations. At sites where these interests align, genuine win-win scenarios could advance both ecological connectivity and infrastructure maintenance.

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totalFunds98765.0
annualBudgets
year2017
fundingSources
amount98765.0
recipientUniversity of Wisconsin
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds98765.0

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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