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Resilient Chikaming Township

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Chikaming Township is in the process of updating its master plan to become a more resilient community. The master plan will serve as a guide for local policies and initiatives aimed at reducing the effects of exterior shocks and stressors that Michigan communities have to face, from climate change and shifts in economies to rising and falling lake levels. Residents are encouraged to attend all public meetings to give their input on their vision for the future and what they would like to see preserved, improved and created in their community.

The community will partner with the nonprofit Land Information Access Association (LIAA) to review current local regulations and gain input from citizens and community stakeholders to incorporate into the master plan. LIAA will assist the township by conducting a coastal sustainability assessment that considers shoreline resilience in relation to other community systems.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend meetings as they occur throughout the process.


  • Kick-off meeting was held in-person on September 23, 2021.
  • Public Input Meeting was held online on June 15, 2022.
  • The Draft Master Plan Chapter about coastal resilience was presented to the Chikaming Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, July 6, 2022
  • The Master Plan Chapter is available here.