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Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework



The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework (GLAHF) is an aquatic habitat database and classification framework integrating key habitat components to address local, lake-wide, and basin-wide restoration and management needs. This spatial framework covers the entire Great Lakes basin with a focus on coastal and nearshore systems. The spatial framework will provide managers with the first consistent geographic framework that has an essential capability to link, map, integrate, and track habitat classifications, assessments, indicator development, ecological forecasting, monitoring, and restoration activities across the Great Lakes.