During the summer of 2015, members and friends of Superior Streams went out and assessed 10 streams along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The goal was to start a GIS database of information and data to be used by the public, government, and community groups. This map is a visual representation of the data collected, and contains all the data in GIS attribute table format.
This summer (2016), funding has been acquired to continue the project in another 50 streams.Two research assistants will be in the field in July and August doing the primary assessments. They take measurements like dissolved oxygen, pH, general area observations, note any pathway blockages (for fish migration), and rank the streams from low to high need of restoration based on the ease of fish passage and ease of possible restorations in these sites. The data they collect will be added to the current map database.