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Planning Maps and Resources for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula

Unless otherwise indicated, the following resources were produced through a grant from the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF) in conjunction with the Common Ground Initiative funded by the Americana Foundation.

“Design Guidelines to Enhance Community Appearance and Protect Natural Resources”

“Shaping Our Future” Survey

Township Land Use Maps, Houghton County, 2002
In 2002, the Houghton County Planning Commission (HCPC) asked the 14 Houghton County townships to color a series of plat maps to reflect the current land uses within their jurisdiction. This information is part of the County’s land-use planning process. Digital versions of the resulting maps were completed with funding from the HCPC and NEETF.

Environmental Decision-Making Class
Planning Resources For Houghton County

“Shaping Our Future” Survey Sorted Comments, by Community

Population Density/Change Maps, Houghton County, 1990 and 2000

Steep Slope Maps, Houghton County

“Shaping Our Future” Survey Scenic Roads


Watersheds and Community Water Supply Wells
Maps showing watershed boundaries and locations of community water supply wells in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, in formats for viewing and printing.

Public Water Supply Consumer Confidence Reports(
(in PDF format)
Superintendents of water supply systems that serve communities compile annual reports on water sources and water quality test results for their customers and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water and Radiological Protection Division. Download a summary of the information contained in the 1999 Consumer Confidence Reports for Houghton and Keweenaw County communities.

Presettlement Land Cover
Maps showing land cover types (sugar maple-hemlock forest, exposed bedrock, etc.) in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties as recorded by General Land Office surveys prior to 1856, in formats for viewing and printing.

Land Use/Cover, 1978
Maps showing land use/cover types (broadleaved forest, residential, etc.) in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties in 1978 as interpreted from color infrared aerial photography, in formats for viewing and printing.

Keweenaw County Zoning, 1975
Maps showing the zoning proposed by the consultant hired to produce a zoning ordinance for Keweenaw County in 1975, in formats for viewing and printing.

Links to Other Planning Resource Web Sites





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