The Great Lakes Coastal Reporting Tool is a simple way for people to provide information about coastal problems including: erosion sites, habitat impacts, polluted runoff, dumping sites and improper off-road vehicle use. The inventory is designed for the entire shoreline of Lake Superior, as well as all Great Lakes coastal areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Superior Watershed Partnership, along with other partners, will use the inventory to prioritize sites and seek resources to address coastal impacts.
The Great Lakes Shoreviewer is a risk assessment and climate adaptation planning tool. It provides stunning, oblique-angle color photography plus multiple layers of additional analysis for prioritized sections of Great Lakes coastline in Michigan (Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron). It also provides potential risk rankings (high, medium, low) for coastal property, buildings, roads and infrastructure.
This Watershed Management Plan (WMP) was developed for the purposes of fulfilling Phase II storm water requirements for local public entities and to provide a comprehensive storm water management plan that will improve and protect water quality across the land area known as St. Clair County's Northeastern Watersheds (NEW).
The Alliance for Water Efficiency assessed five representative industries within the Great Lakes watershed that are supplied with treated drinking water and that discharge to a local wastewater utility. The assessments that were conducted focused on four factors: Potential water conservation opportunities; Benefits and costs from the water user s perspective; The environmental benefits of undertaking those conservation opportunities; and A strategy for providing funding assistance to industries.
Master Plans are a community driven documents that provides leaders and residents with a vision of their future physical development. These plans guide decisions and are regularly evaluated as conditions within the community change. In Michigan, Master Plans are the basis for zoning ordinances which are laws. Zoning must be based on a reasonable community plan. So while Master Plans are guides, they are also the legal foundation for local land use laws. Most St. Clair County communities use Master Plans. A compendium of these plans can be found at the link below.
The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development Plans guide the Michigan county's economic development. The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is developing initiatives to support green and blue infrastructure efforts that strengthen the economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental wellbeing for those visiting, living, and working in Macomb County. Such programs include Green Macomb, the Blue Economy, Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative Circle the Lake Tour, Clinton River Blue Way Water Trail, Lake St.
The Michigan DNR Managed Public Land Strategy establishes a framework for the continued conservation, use and management of public lands to provide an enhanced quality of life for Michigan residents, create jobs and protect the essence of Michigan's woods, waters, wildlife and other natural and cultural assets. The Strategy builds on the strengths of Michigan's public land ownership: diversity of landscapes, quality of resources and opportunities, dispersed locations throughout the state, and use that supports local economies.
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is a part of a broader LCC Network established by the signing of Department of Interior Secretarial Order No. 3289. The Department launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale conservation issues.
Managing a national wildlife refuge is complicated business; what helps one species may have drawbacks for another species. For example, should a refuge restore prairie habitat to benefit grassland birds, or should staff time and funding be used to improve habitat for forest-associated species? Should staff focus on wildlife research or combating invasive species? A new trail will enhance access for fishing, but will it make an area less desirable for nesting birds? Answering these and other questions shapes the future of national wildlife refuges.