North-east Michigan’s Great Lakes fishery heritage: a project to foster awareness of our heritage, share information and data about Great Lakes ecosystems, and enable better stewardship of Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems

Grant: # 1683

Grant Amount: $10,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2017

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (Alpena)

Witulski, Christine ([email protected]) 989-356-2202

2017 Great Lakes Stewardship - Other Great Lakes Stewardship

Project Summary

With the support of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT), the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan developed a conceptual plan and narrative for how the museum will display elements of the Besser Fishery Heritage Project. This story includes a summary of the early 20th century Great Lakes fisheries, effects of overfishing and invasive species on the Great Lakes, the eventual collapse of the Great Lakes fisheries, how Sea Lamprey impact the modern ecosystem, and the stewardship efforts by resource agencies to begin the recovery of the Great Lakes fisheries. Once complete, the display will engage both students and general visitors as stewards of the great lakes. Specifically, the grant provided funding to assist Besser Museum in defining and communicating their vision for the Fishery Heritage display. Grant products included conceptual drawings, display renderings, and a comprehensive narrative for the exhibit. 


Besser Museum Fisheries Renderings
View - Besser_Museum_Fisheries_Renderings.pdf
Good Design Concept Description
View - ConceptDescriptionGoodDesign.pdf
Final Report
View - Final_Narrative_Report.pdf
Project Profile
View - Project_Profile.pdf