Restored Wetlands Create New Home For A Variety of Species

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

The Alcona County wetlands in Michigan were increased by 89 acres thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. This increased acreage added three new wetlands along three creeks near the town of Glennie, Michigan. The restored wetlands were former beaver floodings that fully or partially drained when the beavers’ structures collapsed. Water control structures will allow the wetlands to be better managed to serve the needs of area wildlife. To enhance the wetland restoration effort, wood duck boxes and an experimental loon nesting island were installed. As a result of the restored wetlands, a great blue heron rookery was re-established, and numerous marsh birds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds are using the areas.