Getting into the Habit(at): Assessing Shallow Water Habitat in Maine Lakes
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDTFree
Habitat in the shallow areas of lakes is important for all lake life, but it can be degraded by loss of shoreland vegetation and poorly managed human development on lakeshores. We have developed methods to determine what natural shallow water habitat looks like in Maine lakes, and measure how it is affected by human-induced activities along lakeshores. These surveys will help to determine which lakes need the most shoreland rehabilitation to help support healthy habitat. This presentation will discuss how those surveys are conducted and what the results mean for lakes in Maine.