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