Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2014


The Indiana DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program update includes a management plan update and strategic planning to best assess and address the issues of the Indiana coastal region and the program. The Indiana DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program underwent a review process with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. This process included updating the program document and conducting strategic planning. The program document has not been updated since the creation of the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program in 2002. The document provides information about the coastal region, federal consistency, and procedural framework that is important to the coastal region and the program. This information includes applicable laws and codes, descriptions of the resources, maps, approval documents, and contact information for the agencies. The process of strategic planning allows the program to be analyzed by employees and the Coastal Advisory Board (local stakeholders that work with the coastal region). The analysis includes updating job descriptions and creating a five year plan. The five year plan includes setting new goals, objectives, and strategies for the program. This review process is important to conduct in order to maintain a successful coastal program and ensure goals and accomplishments are met within a timely manner.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: MCO

Location: Indiana DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program (Chesterton, IN)

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