Land clearing in Michigan can be a complex endeavor, and if you plan to do any removal of plants using powered or mechanized tools, you must apply for a permit beforehand.
Additionally, regulations require that if you plan to place materials on the lake bottom such as rocks or other construction materials, that too will require a permit.
The permit will outline whether any species are protected, such as endangered species, so homeowners know when special care is required for any changes planned on their property.
The application process for acquiring the permit is simple and provides assurance for those planning land-clearing projects that they will be done according to the rules set out by the government authorities in Michigan.
The importance of documenting land clearing tasks not only keeps us in the know about how Michigan’s environment is changing over time, but it also prevents any large-scale accidental destruction of essential resources.