Wildlife Population Assessment for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern

Gary S. Casper

UWM Field Station, gscasper@uwm.edu

The goal of this 3-year project is to evaluate the status of selected wildlife populations in the Milwaukee County portion of the Milwaukee River Area of Concern, and make recommendations for addressing Beneficial Use Impairments through habitat restoration projects and monitoring. The project is coordinated with Milwaukee County Parks, participating under separate funding. Work includes historical data collection, wildlife surveys, landowner outreach, and reporting. Work began in 2014 and continued in 2015. Funded by the Wisconsin DNR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.