The number and production capacity of these facilities have increased since 1984, when GLIFWC was established.
GLIFWC works with member tribes, state and federal officials, and private organizations to protect and enhance ancient beds in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
In 1991 GLIFWC biologists began studying waabizheshi (marten), a member of the weasel family and an Ojibwe clan animal.
GLIFWC biologists have also provided technical expertise to member bands on ma'iingan (wolf) issues.
GLIFWC maintains a searchable database and slide library of high-resolution photos the public can access in order to identify invasive species.
The Ojibwe treaty tribes, through GLIFWC, are also drafting policy statements about broader issues such as the Great Lakes Charter Annex, a bilateral initiative that outlines water conservation and management protocols.
GLIFWC and its member Ojibwe bands have made significant contributions through the operation of fish hatcheries, wild rice reseeding, endangered species programs, and invasive species abatement efforts.