Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes
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Introduction to Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes
Features and Types of Dunes
Wind, Sand and Coastal Dunes
Climate, Dune, Lake and Seasonal Factors
Methods, Results and Research Students
References and Links to More Information


Processes - Dune Management

Coastal dune management varies according to the dunes being managed and the needs, goals and resources of the managers. When human impacts damage dunes, management involves working with the physical dune environment along with changing human activities on the dune.

A variety of techniques available to dune managers are introduced in this section. Not all of the techniques are currently in use on the Lake Michigan coastal dunes. People interested in employing any of the management strategies should seek additional information, including regulations applying to dunes under their control, before taking any action.

Planted vegetation on Mt. Pisgah.
Planted beach grass on Mt. Pisgah (Ottawa County) is protected from dune visitors by sandfencing. (June 2005)


Managing the Dune Environment
Managing Human Activities

Mechanical shaping

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