Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Final Management Plan
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Final Management Plan was adopted on August 25, 2009.
Download Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Final Management Plan (2009)
(click here for pdf- for best results right click here and choose "save target as" and save the pdf to your desktop and then open it from there). The Final Management Plan (2009) was prepared by NOAA and the State of Michigan in cooperation with the Thunder Bay Sanctuary Advisory Council and with input from the public, local governments, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders. The plan is comprised of four action plans (Resource Protection, Education and Outreach, Research, and Sanctuary Operations and Administration). It sets priorities to guide sanctuary programs and operations, assists the advisory council in providing advice on management decisions, and provides the public with a better understanding of the sanctuary’s strategies to protect Thunder Bay’s resources. Additional Documents: Response to Comments on the Draft Management Plan (2009)
Final Environmental Assessment (2009)
Finding of No Significant Impact (2009)
For more information on the management plan review process, please click here. For more information on boundary expansion click here.