"Few species in the Great Lakes generate more awe, excitement, and passion for rehabilitation than the lake sturgeon. Auer and Dempsey have assembled chapters that depict the majesty of this species, document its collapse, and provide the life history and scientific understanding requisite for successful rehabilitation. The Great Lake Sturgeon is both entertaining and an important reference for anyone concerned with the management and rehabilitation of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes."
—Chris Goddard, Executive Secretary, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
"The grandfather of Great Lakes fish is chronicled in this engaging book, which tracks the history, near disappearance, and heroic efforts underway to restore the Great Lakes sturgeon to glory. For millions of years, sturgeon thrived in the Lakes until overfishing and habitat loss nearly did them in. The Great Lake Sturgeon examines their survival through cultural, scientific, and spiritual lenses, providing vital context and important historical backdrop. Ultimately, the health of the sturgeon and the health of the Great Lakes are inextricably tied. The sturgeon are telling us something, and The Great Lake Sturgeon is the translator. We should listen."
—Chris Kolb, President, Michigan Environmental Council