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The Foundation works with other local and state organizations such as the Department of Natural Resources, Huron Pines, Anglers of the AuSable, Trout Unlimited and the AuSable River Watershed Restoration Commitete to promote the wise use and conversation of the North Branch area's natural resources.


The contributions made to the Foundation help fund the projects listed below as well as future projects.

  • Restoration of DNR fish structures

  • Planting of willows and cedars along the river

  • Adoption of Natural Rivers Act

  • Placement of large woody debris to improve trout habitat

  • Support adoption and enforcement of wise zoning ordinances

  • Conduct stream bank erosion surveys & remediation

  • Adoption of a North Branch Watershed Management Plan

  • Development of a River Keeper Program

  • Wildlife habitat enhancement


The Foundation is actively engaged in detecting and correcting stream bank erosion on the North Branch. Please check out our articles on erosion in the News section of our web site. We are also actively engaged in stream restoration efforts. This effort is focused primarily on trout but it provides benefits to a wide variety of wildlife that depend on the North Branch. 

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