Michigan's Land Swap Quagmire

A proposed swap of private land for shoreline puts Michigan's governor at the center of a dispute over managing the Great Lakes shoreline.

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December 8, 2002, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


A proposed swap of private land for publicly owned shoreline on South Fox Island has put Michigan's Governor squarely at the center of a long-standing dispute over the state's role in managing Great Lakes shoreline and a 4.3 million-acre public domain... "Authorities in and out of state government say Ms. Granholm's response will be an unmistakable signal about her resolve to protect Michigan's most scenic natural resources."

Thanks to Keith Schneider

Sunday, December 8, 2002 in Michigan Land Use Institute

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