*** NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION POLICY ***
Issued February 10,1994
Office of Litigation and Program Services
The Department of Natural Resources recognizes Michigan's islands as a unique and valuable resource. It is vitally important to protect their ecological, cultural and historical values for present and future generations. Department land management activities shall respect island resources and make every effort to manage, protect, and/or enhance their natural and historical character. In addition, the Department shall encourage Federal agencies, local units of government, other State agencies, tribal, corporate, and other private landowners to share in the implementation of this policy.
The term "islands" refers to all temporary, permanent, natural or artificially created land masses completely surrounded by fresh water.
The Director is hereby directed to place procedures into effect to implement this policy.