Coastal Management Program
Michigan is graced with the nation’s longest freshwater coastline bordered by four of the five Great Lakes. With this blessing comes great responsibility for the protection and preservation of its natural resources and cultural heritage for current and future generations.
Fresh Coast, Best Coast
Established in 1978, the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) is committed to providing substantial technical assistance and strategic grant funding to assist in coastal communities’ ability to understand risks and options to mitigate coastal hazards; create healthy habitats that provide for human use and enjoyment; support coastal eco-tourism opportunities while ensuring for safe public access; and support resilient and sustainable coastal economies. As connectors and collaborators, the MCMP advances the research on a changing climate, resilient planning methods, and seeks balanced approaches to sustainable coastline.
If you have any questions about the MCMP, contact Ronda Wuycheck at WuycheckR@michigan.gov or 517-420-5921.
This page can be accessed as www.michigan.gov/coastalmanagement
- Strategic Direction 2019-2024
- Coastal Program 40th Anniversary Publication
- Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program Document (54 MB)
- Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Enhancement Strategy 2016-2020
- Michigan's Resilient Coast: Living on the nation's longest freshwater coastline
- Great Lakes and Fresh Water web site
- Coastal Zone Boundary Maps