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The department has worked with
numerous other agencies and organizations to develop a Michigan Wetland
Monitoring and Assessment Strategy. This strategy defines long term goals,
some of which depend on obtaining additional funding or resources. The
strategy includes the following objectives:
- In cooperation with other public and private
agencies and organizations, provide for the evaluation of Michigan's most
outstanding wetland resources by supporting the long-term monitoring of
coastal wetlands through the
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Consortium (GLCWC), the Great Lakes
Indicators Consortium's Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project,
and similar cooperative efforts.
- Assess statewide wetland quality by
establishing a routine wetland monitoring program. Incorporate wetland
monitoring results into federal water quality reports.
- Enhance the state's monitoring program and
aid EPA in their efforts to assess nationwide water quality by participating
in the 2011
National Wetland Condition Assessment.