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Title: Ashtabula breakwater common tern (Sterna hirundo) nesting
Authors: Fredette, Thomas J., 1955-
Ruby, Richard J.
Bijhouwer, Paul
Suedel, Burton C.
Guilfoyle, Michael P.
Adair, Karen
Kromer, Marleen
Keywords: Common tern
Nest building
Ashtabula (Ohio)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)
Engineering With Nature Program (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note EWN ; 16-1
Description: Purpose: This document summarizes the design features used to create a nesting area for the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) that was incorporated as part of the maintenance repairs to the harbor breakwater located in Ashtabula, OH. The purpose of the tern nesting project was to demonstrate an option that can be used during such maintenance activities for increasing infrastructure benefits as part of the Engineering With Nature initiative (Bridges 2012). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program sponsored the development of the nesting habitat site. The project was developed in consultation with the The Nature Conservancy and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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