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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Our Work

Technical Services

Watershed Management Planning

A watershed management plan identifies problems and threats to water resources and develops a framework to address these issues within a specific watershed.

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Inventories & Surveys

Our water resource inventories and surveys are one of the many approaches that the Watershed Council uses to protect Northern Michigan’s water resources.

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Monitoring Programs

For more than 30 years, the Watershed Council has worked with local residents to keep a watchful eye on Northern Michigan’s waters.

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Wetland Determination

We perform wetland determinations to assess if a site includes the hydrology, soils, and vegetation associated with wetlands.

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Project & Site Plan Review

We offer recommendations on site development concepts and plans to better preserve water quality through stormwater management, invasive species control, habitat enhancement, and shoreline, streambank, and wetland protection.

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Stormwater Studies & Management

We work with municipalities to assess impacts of stormwater runoff on local water resources through inventories and mapping of stormwater drainage areas, inlets, outfalls, and treatment structures in urban areas.

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