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.
Following a heavy rain event, a mixture of diesel fuel and lube waste oil was observed the morning of April 9, 2002, in the Rouge River. In the late evening of April 12, 2002, or the early morning of April 13th, another oil spill occurred after a heavy rainfall. It appeared the oil came from one of the combined sewer outfalls on the River Rouge (Baby Creek Outfall). This release was trapped in the River Rouge due to booming at the mouth, preventing further releases oil into the Detroit River. This spill was significantly greater than the first release.
The purpose of the Canadian Lake St. Clair Management Plan is to recommend actions required to address identified ecosystem management issues affecting the sustainability of the Lake St. Clair ecosystem. The Lake St. Clair Canadian Management Plan is the result of six years of work to: gather, interpret, and identify management issues; identify a binational vision, principles and goals for the Lake St. Clair basin; gather input from over 500 stakeholders, partners, and the public of the Lake St.
Beginning in the 1940s, industrial facilities and wastewater treatment plants on the Saginaw River, Michigan, released PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and related compounds into the Saginaw River. Because of on-site contamination, releases from the facilities continued after PCBs were banned in the 1970s. These releases also damaged the Saginaw Bay ecosystem. Saginaw Bay is one of the prime walleye fishing and waterfowl hunting areas in the Great Lakes and also drains into Lake Huron.
The Huron River Watershed Council protects and restores the Huron River for the benefit of healthy and vibrant communities. HRWC is a nonprofit coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses, and local governments. The Council bridges political boundaries by building partnerships between and among communities, community leaders, residents, and commercial enterprises.
Cedar Creek is a significant area of natural beauty within the St. Joseph River watershed in northeastern Indiana. This Cedar Creek Watershed Management Plan is intended to be a living document designed to assist watershed stakeholders in their efforts toward restoration and protection of the Cedar Creek, the largest tributary of the St. Joseph River in the Maumee River Basin. This document describes a sub-watershed of the St. Joseph River and is intended to be a subsection of the St. Joseph River Watershed Management Plan.