• Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices

Framework for Natural Resources in Northwest Michigan

Date Published: January 2014



This Northwest Michigan regional draft framework summarizes issues facing Northwest Michigan’s land and water resources, while highlighting best practices and tools available to protect and preserve the prosperity, economic benefits, and high quality of life provided by the region’s land and water resources. The document provides information on the quality of land and water natural resources, invasive species, and threatened and endangered species

Keywords: NWMCOG; Northwest Michigan Council of Governments; Networks Northwest; Pure Michigan; inland lakes; streams; wetlands; forests; floodplains; dunes; coastal land; soils; geology; land cover; groundwater; invasive species; pollution; rivers; water quality; Lake Michigan; threatened species; endangered species

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  • Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (Networks Northwest)
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