- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (AP) - Efforts are taking place to improve the habitat for fish in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The state Department of Natural Resources plans to assist Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County with placing fish crib structures in the Michigamme Reservoir on Saturday. The effort is supported by grant funding from Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based We Energies.

Volunteers and local businesses also are backing the effort. The fish cribs are made of natural materials that are used to provide additional habitat for fish. They’ll be constructed using logs and slab wood in a log cabin fashion to create areas of refuge.

Locations for the structures were chosen in the fall. The cribs will be assembled on the ice and they will sink this spring as the ice melts.




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