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Resilient Beaver Island

The Resilient Beaver Island project is engaging the residents of Peaine Township and St. James Township in the development of a new joint master plan for the two island jurisdictions.

Much like a blueprint, a master plan serves as the public’s guide for the development of a community and the management of its resources. “Resilience” is a measure of the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and/or recover from adverse situations. Communities that are resilient are able to learn from adversity and adopt quickly to change, both of which are hallmarks of successful communities today.

The Resilient Beaver Island planning process is addressing a wide range of concerns such as natural resource preservation, efforts to build the local economy, and ways to manage the impacts of climate variability.