All Photos © Lynne Heasley

Great Lakes Resources

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Boundary Waters Treaty

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority

Conference of GL Governors & Premiers

Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries

Dave Dempsey

Jerry Dennis

Environment Canada:
Great Lakes
St. Lawrence 

Fish For All

Fishing the Great Lakes

Flint Water Study

FLOW: For Love of Water

Fresh Water

Great Lakes Compact

Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Env. Law Center

Great Lakes Env. Research Lab

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Great Lakes Gateway

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Great Lakes Information Network

Great Lakes Law Blog

Great Lakes News
(GLIN Archive) 

Great Lakes Observing System

Great Lakes Radio Consortium

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes United

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

The Great Lakes Water Wars

International Joint Commission

Maritime History

Michigan Great Lakes Plan (MDEQ)

Michigan Office of the Great Lakes

Michigan Water Collaboration Network

Muskegon Critic

Nature Conservancy

Newberry Library

Resilient Michigan

Save the River--St. Lawrence Riverkeeper

Sea Grant:
Michigan / Wisconsin /
Great Lakes Network 

St. Lawrence River Institute

St. Lawrence Seaway

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Sunken Hazard:
 / Report

Sunken Villages

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District

U.S. EPA Region 5

USGS Science Center:
Great Lakes

Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery

The Great Lakes: A Paradox of Abundance

The Paradox of Abundance is my current book project—an environmental history of the Great Lakes basin examining the interrelated cases of resource extraction, invasive species, toxic pollution, and water diversion; and tracing the emergence of the critically important U.S.-Canadian policy framework for managing the Great Lakes.



Research: During this project, I have carried out archival and field research along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin--from Quebec City to the Iron Range of Minnesota. As part of my fieldwork, I have documented, photographically, a continuum of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence landscapes from industrial to wilderness. Some of these are hidden landscapes, impossible to find without going off road and searching them out. This method has allowed me to "see" and study their central historical and spatial relationships at a level that archival research alone does not allow. The relationships embedded in these places are at once ecological, economic, and social.



Great Lakes Resources: If you want to learn more about the status of our vast but vulnerable Great Lakes, the links at left will take you into the history, science, policy, law, economics, and citizen action that have shaped their past and are guiding their future. A few of the organizations may even inspire you to become actively involved in their care and protection!



Photo Info: For additional Great Lakes images, peruse my photo galleries. The photos on this page include: Top: historic ore dock pilings in Marquette's Lower Harbor, Michigan. Row 2: Gate 5, Chemical Alley, Sarnia, Ontario (left); pipeline extending over the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, Illinois (right). Row 3: mouth of the Two Hearted River on Lake Superior, Michigan (left); Pier 25, Port of Hamilton, Ontario (right). Row 4: Lake Michigan from the Muskegon Ferry (left); Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore, Lake Superior (right).  Row 5: the Algosoo, Port of Hamilton, Ontario (left); electric fish barrier to keep Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes watershed via the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal (right).  All photos are Copyright 2009-2016 Lynne Heasley, and may not be used or reproduced in any form without permission.



Acknowledgments: I am grateful for generous research support from the Canadian Government's Canadian Studies Research grants; Western Michigan University's Faculty Research and Creative Activities awards; WMU's College of Arts and Sciences Teaching and Research awards; WMU's Department of History Burnham Macmillan Fund; and WMU's Environmental Studies Program Gwen Frostic Endowment.


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