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John Hartig published an article in May 2012.
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M.A. Zarull

4 shared publications

Water Science and Technology, Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, 867 Lakeshore Road, P.O. Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A6, Canada

Allison Krueger

1 shared publications

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138, USA

Burke Jenkins

1 shared publications

Hamilton Anderson Associates, 1435 Randolph, Suite 200, Detroit, Michigan 48226, USA

Greg Norwood

1 shared publications

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138, USA

Kelly Rice

1 shared publications

Cardno JFNew, 11181 Marwill Avenue, West Olive, Michigan 49460, USA

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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Transformation of an Industrial Brownfield into an Ecological Buffer for Michigan’s Only Ramsar Wetland of International... John H. Hartig, Allison Krueger, Kelly Rice, Steven F. Niswa... Published: 18 May 2012
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su4051043
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The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge spans 77 km along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie, and is the only unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System that is international. A key unit of the refuge is the 166-ha Humbug Marsh that represents the last kilometer of natural shoreline on the U.S. mainland of the river and Michigan’s only “Wetland of International Importance” designated under the 1971 International Ramsar Convention. Adjacent to Humbug Marsh is an 18-ha former industrial manufacturing site (now called the Refuge Gateway) that is being remediated and restored as an ecological buffer for Humbug Marsh and the future home of the refuge’s visitor center. Restoration and redevelopment activities have included: cleanup and capping of contaminated lands; daylighting a creek (i.e., deliberately exposing the flow of a creek that was historically placed underground in a culvert) and constructing a retention pond and emergent wetland to treat storm water prior to discharge to the Detroit River; restoring coastal wetland, riparian buffer, and upland habitats; and constructing two roads, hiking/biking trails, and a kayak/canoe landing to offer wildlife-compatible public uses that allow visitors to experience this internationally-recognized natural resource. This project has been described as transformational for the region by restoring an industrial brownfield into high quality wildlife habitat that expands the ecological buffer of a Ramsar site. Specific restoration targets for the site include: achieving a net gain of 6.5 ha of wetlands in a river that has lost 97% of its coastal wetlands to development; restoring 10.1 ha of upland buffer habitat; treating invasive Phragmites along 4 km of shoreline; and treatment of invasive plant species in 20.2 ha of upland habitats in Humbug Marsh. Further, the Refuge Gateway is being restored as a model of environmental sustainability for nearly seven million residents within a 45-minute drive. Key lessons learned include: reach broad-based agreement on a sustainability vision; identify and involve a key champion; establish core project delivery team; ensure up-front involvement of regulatory agencies; recruit and meaningfully involve many partners; expect the unexpected; practice adaptive management; place a priority on sound science-based decision making; ensure decision-making transparency; measure and celebrate successes, including benefits; and place a high priority on education and outreach.
Article 1 Read 3 Citations Soft shoreline engineering survey of ecological effectiveness J.H. Hartig, M.A. Zarull, A. Cook Published: 01 August 2011
Ecological Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.02.006
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Designing a Sustainable Future through Creation of North America’s only International Wildlife Refuge John H. Hartig, Rebecca S. Robinson, Michael A. Zarull Published: 21 September 2010
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su2093110
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In 2001, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was established based on the principles of conservation and sustainability. The refuge has grown from 49.1 ha in 2001 to over 2,300 ha in 2010. Agreement on a compelling vision for a sustainable future was necessary to rally stakeholders and move them forward together. Project examples include: lake sturgeon and common tern restoration; soft shoreline engineering; ecotourism; sustainable redevelopment of a brownfield; and indicator reporting. Key success factors include: a consensus long-term vision; a multi-stakeholder process that achieves cooperative learning; strong coupling of monitoring/research programs with management; implementing actions consistent with adaptive management; measuring and celebrating successes; quantifying benefits; building capacity; and developing the next generation of sustainability practitioners and entrepreneurs.
Article 3 Reads 10 Citations Long-term ecosystem monitoring and assessment of the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie J. H. Hartig, M. A. Zarull, J. J. H. Ciborowski, J. E. Ganno... Published: 11 October 2008
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s10661-008-0567-0
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation The management lessons learned from sediment remediation in the Detroit River - western Lake Erie watershed Thomas M. Heidtke, Michael A. Zarull, Bonnie Yu, John H. Har... Published: 01 September 2004
Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1770.2004.00248.x
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Aquatic ecosystem rehabilitation: Targets, actions, responses M. A. Zarull, J. H. Hartig Published: 01 April 2001
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, doi: 10.1080/146349801753569315
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