The Michigan Coastal Management Program is pursuing a 2016-2020 Coastal Enhancement Strategy to help coastal communities become more hazard-ready to flooding, engage with coastal communities to help empower them to take a shared-management approach, and better gauge coastal challenges at the local level, among others. The Coastal Program provides tools and resources for coastal communities to utilize in response to flooding and erosion hazards. The Program provides support at both the regional and local level:

  • At the regional level, the Coastal Program has partnered through Resilient Michigan to host the Coastal Navigator Training workshop to help communities understand coastal dynamics and incorporate data into local resiliency planning.
  • At the local level, the Coastal Program has offered pilot training sessions with individual communities to conduct scenario-based mapping to understand the impacts of erosion and flooding, and to incorporate risk data into local planning.