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Land Use Planning Information

Land Use Planning Information
This page contains links to a variety of information and resources that can help you understand the issues surrounding your natural resources. By understanding these topic areas, you will have much of the information you need to affect positive change in your community’s use of land resources and your quality of life.
Wetlands & Floodplains
Do I Have a Wetland on My Property?
Federal Wetland Regulations
Fens, Marshes, and Bogs
Floodplain Forests
Floodplains
Michigan's Wetland Permit Process
Voluntary Wetland Protection Options
Wetland Conservation and Protection
Where to Go for More Help
Why are Wetlands Important?
Water
The Water Cycle
How We Use Water
Surface Water Quality
Groundwater Basics
Groundwater Pollution
Groundwater Protection
Installing a Well
Coastal Resources
Aquatic Nuisance Species
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Coastal Geomorphology & Habitats
DEQ Michigan Coastal Management Program
Great Lakes Water Levels
Historic & Cultural Resources
Sensitive Shoreline Development
Soils
Soil Basics
Soil Erosion
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Introduction to GIS
Human Impacts
Cost of Community Services
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Nonpoint Source Pollution
Septic Systems
Agriculture
Business & Industry
Economic Development
Hometown Partnerships
Community Services
Cultural Resources
Education
History
Natural Resources & Recreation
Test Area
Information
Planning & Zoning in Michigan
Tools & Techniques
Laws & References