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Lake Erie Committee - Habitat Task Group

The Habitat Task Group (HTG) consists of fisheries scientists from state, provincial, federal and university agencies conducting research on Lake Erie. The HTG is a sub-committee of the Lake Erie Committee (LEC), appointed by the LEC and addressing charges from the LEC relevant to fisheries habitat issues/management in Lakes Erie and St. Clair and connecting waters.


The following are the charges to the HTG for the 2015-2016 work year:

  1. Document habitat improvement projects and research into fish use of habitat in Lake Erie. Identify and prioritize potential projects and research for future funding.
  2. Assist member agencies with the use of technology (i.e., side-scan, GIS, remote sensing, etc.) to facilitate better understanding of habitat in Lake Erie, particularly in the Huron-Erie corridor, the nearshore, and other critical areas by participating in/supporting the following opportunities:
    • Side-scan mapping techniques workshop.
    • Lake Erie GIS/GLAHF development and deployment.
    • Spawning habitat mapping.
    • Nearshore substrate mapping.
  3. Support other task groups by compiling metrics of habitat use by fish.
  4. Develop a strategic research direction for the Environmental Objectives.
  5. Develop and maintain a list of key functional habitats and priority management areas that would support LaMP and LEC Environmental objectives.


  • Cleyo Harris (MDNR), Co-chair
  • Stephen Marklevitz (OMNRF), Co-chair
  • Jason Robinson (NYSDEC)
  • Eric Weimer, Scudder Mackey, Carey Knight, Ann Marie Gorman, Brandon Slone (ODNR)
  • Ed Roseman, Richard Kraus (USGS)
  • Chris Castiglione, Jim Boase (USFWS)
  • Ed Rutherford (Univ. of MI)
  • Tom MacDougall, Yingming Zhao (OMNRF)
  • Mike Hosack (PFBC)

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Photo of fish eggs Photo: American Fisheries Society