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Economic and Environmental Sustainability
BIA's Mission: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Represent Combined Interests
Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
Work with local government
Work with local governments to support property owners’ views, concerns and investments
Preserve Natural Resources
Support preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island

Waste Management Committee Blight Survey

The Island’s Waste Management Committee is working on securing grant funding to help protect the island’s environment.  To support grant applications with the required data they have a survey...

Piping Plover nesting season is here

It’s Piping Plover nesting season across the Great Lakes and that means special restrictions are in place to help protect this rare species that nests in our archipelago. The primary known location...

Community Broadband Meeting set for May 23rd

Together with the Joint Townships Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the BIA is hosting a community forum on broadband at the BIC Center at 5:30 on May 23rd. The forum will be an opportunity to...

Warbler’s on the Water events just two weeks away

Long in the planning, this year's premier event for the Beaver Island Birding Trail is almost here. WoW 2023 kicks off on Friday, May 26, at 5:00 p.m. with a meet & greet reception at the BIC...
Updated Internet Speed Survey

Updated Internet Speed Survey

Continuing its efforts to correct the data about the island in the FCC's National Broadband Map, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has, in cooperation with the BIA, put up a new online speed test survey. This one is automatic. All you need to do is click...

Check the FCC Broadband Map TODAY

Check the FCC Broadband Map TODAY

The Island's Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee, formed by the townships, is urging all Island residents to check the FCC's National Broadband Map ( to make sure that the information in it about internet service at their home, business...

JTAC conducting Internet speed survey

JTAC conducting Internet speed survey

Most Island property owners have probably received their Winter Tax Bills by now. Included in them is an Internet Speed Survey being conducted for the townships by the Island's Joint Townships Telecommunications Advisory Committee (JTAC). It's all part of an effort to...

ETIPP Onboarding Meeting

ETIPP Onboarding Meeting

Wednesday morning at 10:00 there’s an ETIPP Information and Strategy meeting via Zoom with the island’s  National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Advisor, Liz Weber.  The island was the winner of an ETIPP grant and this meeting will kick off the process of working to plan...

Dark Sky Happenings in July

Dark Sky Happenings in July

July is going to be a dream-month – or maybe a dreamless month – for island dark sky buffs. With the Thunder Supermoon, two meteor showers and a comet, there’s so much to see that there might not be time to sleep at night.  The thunder super moon will rise this...

Invasive beech leaf disease found in Michigan

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development recently confirmed the presence of invasive beech leaf disease in a small, private woodlot in southern St. Clair County, located in southeast Michigan. Beech leaf disease, not...

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