Research

 

We are grateful for the partnerships with organizations who have supported and nurtured our research program in northwest Michigan over the years. By providing financial assistance, these organizations (listed below) have entrusted us with important applied research projects that inform their work on behalf of the communities and ecosystems throughout northern Lower Michigan.

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy sponsors Au Sable's on-going research into the invasive species Phragmites which threatens the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline. Au Sable is exploring the genetic differences between two physically identity species of Phragmites, one of which is invasive and one native, as well as control methods for the invasive species.

 Conservation Resources Alliance is the lead partner for our five-year research study into the biological restoration of the Boardman River following dam removal.

The Grand Traverse Conservation District partners with Au Sable on both our Grand Traverse shoreline invasive species (Phragmites spp.) research and our research into the biological effects of dam removal on the Boardman River.

The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay sponsors Au Sable's on-going research into the invasive species Phragmites which threatens the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline. Au Sable is exploring the genetic differences between two physically identity species of Phragmites, one of which is invasive and one native, as well as control methods for the invasive species.

The Adams Chapter of Trout Limited has been a committed sponsor of Au Sable's five-year research study into the biological restoration of the Boardman River following dam removal.

 

Blue Lake Association

 

Blue Lake Association sponsors our research on the determinants of contaminants levels, such as phosphorus and E. coli, in Blue Lake, Kalkaska, Michigan.