Lake Michigan Subwatershed Information
The Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) vision is of “a sustainable Lake Michigan ecosystem that ensures environmental integrity and that supports and is supported by economically viable, healthy human communities.” The primary goal “is to restore and protect the integrity of the Lake Michigan ecosystem through collaborative, place-based partnerships.” The LaMP focuses its efforts through a collaborative effort in meeting the vision and goal through monitoring the changing environmental conditions and adapting management strategies by addressing the following:
The Lake Michigan LaMP document has a Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan Watershed Tools that provide links to resources that can be applied to basin problems and exchange shared experiences. They are targeted to assist local government and watershed groups as they work to better manage their local ecosystems. The tools include example and model ordinances, manuals and resources for local officials, planners, developers, individual citizens, and other interested parties.
Below is a listing of the 8-digit watersheds that surround Lake Michigan. More information on each of these subwatersheds can befound by clicking on the subwatershed name.
More information on Lake Michigan subwatershed goals can be found in Chapter 12 of the 2008 LAMP.