Coastal Tourism Resource Management
Natural Resource Partners
Many federal, state, and local resource management agencies and partners operate and manage public coastal resources in Northeast Michigan. These natural resource managers have invested in multiple planning processes that outline visions, directions, and strategies for resource protection and coastal tourism development, which allows for sustainable business operation in these areas. Natural resource managers can also enhance resource interpretation and provide stewardship education to community members and visitors.
- NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- USFWS Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
- USFWS Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
- USFS Huron-Manistee National Forest
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Presque Isle Historical Society
- Alcona Historical Society
- 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society
- Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve Council
Is your agency or organization involved in resource management and stewardship activities in northeast Michigan? Do you wish to partner with developing coastal tourism businesses in enhancing your resource management activities? Contact us.
Resource Stewardship Certification
Resource stewardship trainings and certifications can enhance your business through resource-friendly practices which not only benefit coastal resource stewardship but reduce your operating costs and increase your business’s marketability. Some examples:
- Michigan Clean Marina Program
- Michigan Conservation Stewards Program
- Institute for Green Business Certification
- LEED Certification
- Green Globe Green Globe 21 (GG21) is a worldwide benchmarking and certification program that certifies companies and communities. There are 4 Green Globe Standards: Company, Ecotourism, Community, Design & Construct.