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Agriculture's Impact on the Great Lakes

How is agriculture changing the Great Lakes?
Great Lake Stressors Mapping Tool
Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping (GLEAM) project

Agriculture is one of the key stressors of the Great Lakes ecosystem. A study from the University of Michigan identifies key issues and stressors plus provides tools to look at the lakes in a way to help plan to the future uses of water, land, and lake environment.


From the Futurity.org article:

The map represents the combined influence of nearly three dozen individual stressors and is incredibly detailed for a region spanning nearly 900 miles, showing impacts at the scale of half a mile. Thirty-four stressors were examined, including coastal development, pollutants transported by rivers from agricultural and urban land, fishing pressure, climate change, invasive species, and toxic chemicals.


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