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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Business Plan

The Business Plan for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is listed below by section. Simply click on each link to download a pdf version of that section.

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Links to Documents:

Letter from Superintendent

Introduction and Park Overview - Pages 1 to 8

Historical Context - Pages 9 to 14

Current Park Operations - Pages 15 to 25

Financials - Pages 26 to 31

Priorities and Strategies - Pages 32 to 39

Additional Information & Acknowledgements - Pages 40 to 44

Did You Know?

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