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Webinar: New Coastal Dunes Data and Guidebook for Coastal Resiliency Planning in Northwest Michigan

An Introduction to New Coastal Dunes Data and Guidebook for Coastal Resiliency Planning in NW Michigan

February 28, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) and Networks Northwest have developed new coastal dunes data and a planning guidebook to support coastal resiliency planning in Northwest Michigan.  Please join us for one of two webinars for an introduction to:

Dunes Data and Mapping Resources—After mapping all of the coastal dunes located in the Northwest Michigan in 2016, MNFI is making this new coastal dunes data available online through the ArcGIS online web map application and an online Story Map. The webinar will demonstrate the utility of the online portal and its geospatial data layers and story maps, which include data on different types of dunes, their location, the relative size of aggregated dune systems, and the ownership patterns of each dune system.

Land Use Policy Guidebook—When planning for and implementing coastal resiliency measures, land use policy is among the most powerful tool available to local units of government. Networks Northwest will introduce the new guidebook, which focuses on coastal resilience planning and zoning issues and techniques.

Registration: There is no cost to participate, but registration is requested.  NOTE: You will need internet access and a computer or tablet device to participate. The webinar will be run through Zoom.


Webinar/Zoom Meeting Instructions: Join from your computer (PC or Mac) or tablet device (iOS or Android) by navigating to the following web site:  The first time you navigate to the web site you will be prompted to launch the Zoom video conferencing application.  This will take just a few minutes to set up on your computer or tablet.  Once the application is ready, Zoom will launch a connection to our meeting.  Our meeting ID is 2319295000.  During the meeting it is a good practice to Mute the audio on your computer or tablet when you are not talking. 

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*The webinar scheduled for Monday, February 27 at 2 p.m. has been canceled. Anyone planning to participate at that time is welcome to join the February 28 webinar at 10 a.m.

Please contact Elizabeth Calcutt at or 231-929-5000.


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission