Michigan Coastal Wetlands

The State of Michigan has a diverse array of coastal wetlands along the shoreline of the Great Lakes. Overall, there are approximately 5.5 million acres of wetlands in Michigan, which amounts to 15% of the total land area in the state. These wetlands are highly productive and essential to the overall health of the surrounding ecosystems and human systems. Therefore, the State of Michigan is working with its partners to foster the continued protection and preservation of these critical natural resources.


This project was conducted by researchers at the Michigan Technological University, Michigan Tech Research Institute, and the University of Michigan with funding provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes (OGL), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) under the National Coastal Zone Management Program, through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations provided through this viewer are those of the researchers and do not necessarily reflect the views of OGL, DNR, or NOAA.

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