Coastal Zone Management

Program or Topic Area Leader

Ronda Wuycheck (wuycheckr@michigan.gov)

Goals

The Michigan Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program, housed in the Office of the Great Lakes, promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan's Great Lakes coast. The program supports healthy and productive coastal ecosystems, resilient coastal communities, and vibrant and sustainable coastal communities.

Program Expertise

  • Physical — Climate Change — Impacts (ecological and economical)
  • Physical — Climate Change — Management/Adaptation strategies
  • Physical — Hydrologic — Restoration / BMP
  • Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Restoration / BMP
  • Biological — General Community Structures — Habitat restoration
  • Biological — General Community Structures — Cumulative human impacts
  • Human Dimensions — Blue Economy — Tourism
  • Human Dimensions — Blue Economy — Climate adaptation
  • Human Dimensions — Watershed Management — Cooperative planning
  • Human Dimensions — Water Quality Policy and Management — State policy and strategies

Primary Stakeholder Audience

  • Decision making community (Government at all levels)

Program Focus

Public access - Contact: Ronda Wuycheck (wuycheckr@michigan.gov)
Water quality - Contact: Alisa Gonzales-Pennington (gonzalesa@michigan.gov)
Coastal habitat - Contact: Karen Boase (boasek@michigan.gov)
Coastal hazards -Contact: Matt Warner (warnerm1@michigan.gov)
Coastal community development: Contact: Matt Smar (smarm@michigan.gov)