CBS WWTV/WWUP-TV 9&10 recently highlighted the work I spearheaded forConservation Resource Alliance. Below is an excerpt, but I encourage you to read the full article and watch my interview.

The DNR recently awarded $1.25 million in aquatic habitat grants to eight different projects. Some of that money will go to a group right here in Northern Michigan.

The Conservation Resource Alliance will be one of the groups receiving some of the grant money. Paul Kogelschatz, from the conservation nonprofit, says the current infrastructure on two road crossings over Blood Creek is containing the aquatic habitat, causing a number of problems.

“It’s increasing velocities to an unnatural level, its increasing sediments to an unnatural level, its preventing fish passage. It’s preventing sediment passage, it’s covering up, it’s actually impairing the spawning opportunities in the habit the fish need,” he says.