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This study explores two separate, yet closely related aspects of the Ludington area: future land use surrounding the Port of Ludington, and the long-term resilience of the shoreline. It is the intent that the research, public and stakeholder input, and resources and references contained within will be applicable to whatever shoreline adversities that may challenge the community in the future. Overall, this project achieved the following: established a diverse steering committee around the issue of shoreline resilience; identified past and potential shoreline hazards; identified strategies and resources to support resilient planning and decision making; gathered perspectives and opinions from the community; outlined a broad, multijurisdictional vision for the future land use surrounding Pere Marquette Lake; and presented broad recommendations to support a resilient shoreline. This study was made possible by a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through its Redevelopment Ready Communities program.