Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program
The Michigan Coastal Management Program was approved by NOAA in 1978, and is administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Key authorities of the coastal management program include several parts of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act pertaining to Shorelands Protection and Management (Part 323), Great Lakes Submerged Lands (Part 325), and Sand Dunes Protection and Management (Part 353).
Michigan’s coastal zone generally extends a minimum of 1,000 feet inland from the ordinary high water mark, with the boundary extending further inland in some locations to encompass important coastal features.
Michigan CRS HighlightsThe 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...