The Northern Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a fully aquatic salamander and key aquatic bioindicator. This species plays a critical ecological role in the Great Lakes region and also serves as the obligate host to the State Endangered Salamander Mussel (Simpsonaias ambigua). Populations have significant declined throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes in recent years due to several factors including habitat degradation and loss, invasive species, chemical application, persecution, and collection. Given these declines and their ecological importance, this project helped determine the distribution of Mudpuppies along the Huron-Erie Corridor as well as restored critical Mudpuppy habitat in shallow waters along the study area. This presentation will focus on habitat restoration components, our results and early findings, and the importance of collaboration and partnership.