This webinar will first describe the general way water flows over land and how this creates riverine habitats for invertebrates and fish. It will also review the common ways humans change riverine environments and alter the natural habitat. Additionally, a brief overview will be given of relevant legislation that impacts how rivers are managed in Michigan. Lastly, examples will be presented of how humans can attempt to restore habitat to altered riverine ecosystems. Presented by Janice Albers of Michigan State University.

This webinar is part of a series co-sponsored by the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) volunteer lake and stream monitoring program and the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Find full details and register on the webinar series web page.