Biological Services Department
INLAND FISH & WILDLIFE PROGRAM
The Inland Fish and Wildlife program focuses on activities related to the 2007 Inland Consent Decree. In August 2007, Bay Mills entered into a Consent Decree with four other Michigan tribes, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America to cooperatively manage the inland fish and wildlife populations within the 1836 treaty area. The goal of this program is to contribute to the cooperative management efforts and conduct assessments on important species for Bay Mills Indian Community. Our activities have included waterfowl surveys, trail camera surveys, wildlife and vegetation inventories on Sugar Island, wild rice monitoring, stream fish surveys, and walleye assessments on Monocle Lake. The Inland program also regularly works with other CORA tribes and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on projects and assessments.