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Atlas of Critical Dunes - Township Maps of Critical Dune Areas

Contact: Jim Milne 517-284-5559

Critical Dune areas protected by Part 353 represent the highest and most spectacular dunes extending along much of Lake Michigan's shoreline and the shores of Lake Superior, totaling about 70,000 acres in size.  The legislature has found that Critical Dune areas of the state are a unique, irreplaceable, and fragile resource that provide significant recreational, economic, scientific, geological, scenic, botanical, educational, agricultural, and ecological benefits to the people of Michigan.

The general distribution of Critical Dune Areas is displayed in a statewide map in PDF format.  It is essential to refer to the Atlas of Critical Dune Areas, which was published in February, 1989, for specific geographic boundaries of the Critical Dune Areas.  The individual map pages of the Atlas of Critical Dune Areas are also available in digital PDF format below.  Each map page shows a political township and the boundaries of the critical dune area in that township.  If, based on these maps, you are unable to determine whether your property is located in a critical dune area contact the Water Resources Division at (517) 373-4608 for verification.  You will be asked to provide the property's tax identification number and property location, including the county, township, and subdivision name, as well as the section and lot number. 

 

Allouez_Twp.pdf 76 kB
Bay_Mills_Twp.pdf 97 kB
Bear_Creek_Little_Traverse_Twp.pdf 136 kB
Benona_Twp.pdf 113 kB
Bliss_Twp_A.pdf 127 kB
Bliss_Twp_B.pdf 76 kB
Brevort_Moran_Twp.pdf 167 kB
Burt_Twp_A.pdf 126 kB
Burt_Twp_B.pdf 115 kB
Centerville_Twp.pdf 116 kB
Charlevoix_Twp.pdf 89 kB
Chikaming_Twp.pdf 133 kB
Claybanks_Twp.pdf 121 kB
Cleveland_Twp_A.pdf 56 kB
Cleveland_Twp_B.pdf 147 kB
Covert_Twp.pdf 132 kB
Cross_Village_Twp.pdf 88 kB
Crystal_Lake_Twp.pdf 110 kB
Doyle_Twp.pdf 105 kB
Eagle_Harbor_Houghton_Twp.pdf 103 kB
Empire_Twp.pdf 129 kB
Filer_Twp.pdf 105 kB
Fruitland_Twp.pdf 125 kB
Gilmore_Blaine_Twp.pdf 90 kB
Glen_Arbor_Twp_A.pdf 128 kB
Glen_Arbor_Twp_B_South_Manitou.pdf 88 kB
Golden_Twp.pdf 157 kB
Grand_Haven_Spring_Lake_Twp.pdf 215 kB
Grand_Haven_Twp.pdf 127 kB
Grant_Twp_A.pdf 86 kB
Grant_Twp_B.pdf 103 kB
Hagar_Twp.pdf 120 kB
Hamlin_Twp.pdf 182 kB
Laketown_Twp.pdf 128 kB
Lake_Twp-Berrien.pdf 139 kB
Lake_Twp_Benzie_A.pdf 71 kB
Lake_Twp_Benzie_B.pdf 140 kB
Leelanau_Twp_A.pdf 132 kB
Leelanau_Twp_B.pdf 118 kB
Leelanau_Twp_C.pdf 76 kB
Leelanau_Twp_D.pdf 56 kB
Leland_Twp_A.pdf 113 kB
Leland_Twp_B.pdf 67 kB
Leland_Twp_C.pdf 69 kB
Leland_Twp_D.pdf 63 kB
Lincoln_Twp.pdf 159 kB
Ludington_Pere_Marquette_Twp.pdf 129 kB
Manistee_Twp.pdf 145 kB
Mcmillan_Twp_A.pdf 102 kB
Mcmillan_Twp_B.pdf 115 kB
Mcmillan_Twp_C.pdf 117 kB
Mcmillan_Twp_D.pdf 121 kB
Moran_Twp.pdf 126 kB
Mueller_Twp.pdf 104 kB
Muskegon_Laketon_Twp.pdf 163 kB
New_Buffalo_Twp.pdf 129 kB
Norton_Shores_Twp.pdf 162 kB
Norwood_Twp.pdf 94 kB
Onekema_Twp.pdf 112 kB
Park_Twp.pdf 130 kB
Peaine_Twp_A.pdf 80 kB
Peaine_Twp_B.pdf 106 kB
Pentwater_Twp.pdf 100 kB
Port_Sheldon_Twp.pdf 124 kB
Saugatuck_Twp.pdf 148 kB
South_Haven_Twp.pdf 130 kB
St_James_Twp_A.pdf 63 kB
St_James_Twp_B.pdf 80 kB
Summit_Twp.pdf 92 kB
Torch_Lake_Twp.pdf 157 kB
Wawatam_Twp.pdf 97 kB
White_River_Twp.pdf 106 kB
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