Maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffers


Zoning ordinances will allow for the maintenance of existing natural shoreline buffers, where they exist.

Reasons for Recommendation

Allowing the preservation of existing natural shoreline buffers where they exist prevents property owners from being required to remove existing vegetation and expose shoreline soils in order to implement other greenbelt requirements.


7 of 7 Township Zoning Ordinances around the Lake currently meet this recommended standard - Bay Township, Charlevoix Township, Evangeline Township, Eveline Township, Hayes Township, Marion Township, South Arm Township

Jurisdictions shaded green on the map below meet or exceed the recommended standard.