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.
Michigan's Wildlife Action Plan is a partner-developed strategic framework to cooperatively conserve wildlife and their habitats. The 2015 revised plan focuses on priority habitats, and uses rare and common wildlife as measures of progress towards achieving the plan's goals. The partner-identified priorities link with existing programs and plans such as the Michigan Waterfowl Legacy, the Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy, the Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Plan and the Pheasant Restoration Initiative.
The DNR uses Management Plans to define a long-range planning and management strategy for State Park and Recreation Areas that reflects the DNR and Park and Recreation Division's mission statements. Management planning expands the concept of a master plan by putting greater emphasis on natural and cultural resources, educational opportunities, and operating decisions at each location.
The 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan (LEPR) is intended to identify the strategic direction and the near term actions of the State of Ohio related to Lake Erie and its watershed. The 2020 LEPR sets forth actions by the State to meet the challenges and opportunities for improving and maintaining the environmental, economic, and recreational qualities of Ohio’s Great Lake.
This action-based, strategic plan updates the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's "Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Management Plan," which was written in 1993. A draft version of the plan was released for public comment from October 29 - December 15, 2014. The final plan includes a summary of the nearly 300 comments received during the public review process. The plan includes more than 50 actions designed to address prevention, detection, and response to aquatic invasive species.
The actions recommended in this State Management Plan (SMP) are designed to be effective in preventing both the entry of new organisms into Ohio waters and the transfer and spread of organisms among and within water bodies in the state. This SMP also aims to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the environment, economy, and society and to protect and maintain biodiversity, industry, and recreational opportunities.
No waterway, from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, is immune to the negative impacts of aquatic invasive species, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, along with many state and federal partners, are continually monitoring these risks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has a page dedicated to cyanobacterial HABs, including information on health effects, causes and prevention, and state-specific resources.
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase II effort built on the work of the 2010 Phase I report by incorporating newly available information and including more stakeholders with additional areas of expertise. The purpose of Phosphorus Task Force Phase II is to 1) develop reduction targets for total and dissolved reactive phosphorus that can be used to track future progress, and 2) develop policy and management recommendations based upon new and emerging data and information.