All data was constructed from legal meets and bounds on file at Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Our hope is that this data set will be used by others to protect, conserve, and construct wetlands around the state. This EGLE digitized field map of the conservation easements (easement) is intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in identifying in general the size, shape, and location of the easement boundaries. The locations are based upon land surveys that have been converted to a geographic information system. Some of the easement shapefiles had to be manipulated to reference known landmarks (roads, rivers) as depicted on aerial photos to best reflect the areas the easements were intended to cover. Therefore, since accuracy of the data may vary, all polygons should be used to approximate the easement boundary lines and should not be used to determine jurisdictional boundaries. For questions about the data contact: Jeremy Jones (email@example.com) or Jeff Bridgland (bridglandJ@michigan.gov).
Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy