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Shoreline Habitat Restoration

Land & Water Conservation

Shoreline Habitat Restoration

What's involved in a Shoreline Habitat??
Aquatic Plants:
    Aquatic plants are part of a healthy lake. They produce oxygen, provide food and help to stabilize shoreline and bottom sediments. Aquatic plants provide habitat for fish and other quatic life. By holding sediments in place it improves water clarity.
Insects:
    Insects and other invertebrates live on or near aquatic plants, and become food for fish, birds, amphibians and other wildlife.
Plants and Algae:
    Plants and algae are the base of the food chain. Lakes with a healthy fishery have a moderate density of aquatic plants.
Trees & Shrubs:
    Trees and shrubs prevent erosion and provide habitat.
Roots:
    Roots and stones absorb wave energy and reduce scouring of the lake bottom.
Predator and Prey:
    Predator-fish such as pike, hide among plants, rocks, and tree roots to sneak up on their prey. Prey-fish such as minnows and small sunfish use aquatic plants to hide from predators.