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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.
These maps show the detailed boundary lines of the 1836 Treaty of Washington
Questions and answers
Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Inland Lakes 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.
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.