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Inland Co-management

Co-managing inland waters in the 1836 Treaty of Washington area

This area covers the inland waters and lands east of Marquette and Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula. In the Lower Peninsula it covers the waters and lands north and west of a line from Alpena to Grand Rapids. View the maps below for detailed information.

Inland Consent Decree

The 2007 Inland Consent Decree is a settlement negotiated between the state of Michigan, five sovereign Michigan tribes that are signatory to the 1836 Treaty of Washington, and the United States. The 1836 Treaty involved a territory purchase between the United States and Ottawa and Chippewa Indian Tribes of the northern Lower Peninsula and the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For more information contact Emily Martin or Dave Caroffino

View the Inland Consent Decree

Co-managing inland waters in the 1842 Treaty of La Pointe area

This area includes the Great Lakes waters west of Marquette in Lake Superior.

We work with tribes and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission in the 1842 Treaty area to cooperatively manage fishery resources. We also conduct joint surveys, discuss the results of stocking and population monitoring, collaborate on habitat projects, and share fishery quotas and harvest information.

For more information, contact Michael Glubzinski or Dave Caroffino.

A map showing the 1842 Treaty of LaPointe boundaries

Other treaty areas

1819 and 1821 Treaties

We work informally with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the Gun Lake Tribe, the Notawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians on fisheries and habitat projects of mutual interest in their respective treaty areas of the Lower Peninsula.

For more information, contact Emily Martin or Dave Caroffino.