Investigations into ecological and sociological determinants of land-use decisions - a study of inland lake watersheds in northern Michigan

TitleInvestigations into ecological and sociological determinants of land-use decisions - a study of inland lake watersheds in northern Michigan
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsGannon JEdward, Paddock MW
Pagination276 pp.
InstitutionUniversity of Michigan Biological Station
CityPellston, MI
KeywordsWATERSHEDS
Abstract

Northern Michigan's land and water resources have long been held in economic and aesthetic esteem, and for just such reasons, subject to exploitative pressure from the human element, eager to live, work and play in such scenic and naturally abundant surroundings. Further, with today's modern society enjoying increased leisure time, greater mobility and affluence, our prime environmental resources as well as those of Wisconsin, Minnesota and other scenic, water-rich areas are faced with heavy and growing pressure from man's activities. Our program objectives relate to Northern Michigan's land use problems on three separate yet integrated levels: aquatic, terrestrial and social. Thus far, our study has allowed for accumulation of valuable data in all three areas. It may be noted, however, that more information has been collected in aquatic sections; stemming from the fact that aquatic research was included in the pilot program, whereas social and terrestrial research areas have been more recently implemented.