Our Priorities

There are so many issues that potentially impact the scenic qualities of our beautiful state. However, if we were to try to focus on all of them we could not hope to be effective in our efforts. As such, we are very cautious about what we work on. We select planning and legislative issues that profoundly impact the visual landscape and that allow us to build upon our core areas of expertise.  And we choose projects and issues where we believe Scenic Michigan can make a real impact, often because they “fall under the radar” in local communities and in Lansing. As such, our priorities are ones where we know our voice fills a void and we know the participation of our membership can bring about significant change.

News and Updates

Celebrating the “Magic of the Open Road” with Revival of the National Scenic Byways Program

By | News, Scenic Byways

Your support at work! Thank you, supporters of Scenic Michigan and Scenic America. We celebrate the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Feb. 16, 2021 announcement of 49 new designations to the America’s Byways® program, including 15 All-American Roads (AAR) and 34 National Scenic Byways (NSB) in 28 states.  Michigan’s Copper Country Trail, River Road Scenic Byway…

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2020 Scenic Michigan Photo Contest Winners

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We received over 1,400 entries this fall from photographers all across our beautiful state, showcasing everything from Michigan’s inland lakes, rivers, and country roads to our signature sand dunes, starry nights, and spectacular Great Lakes.  Selecting just six winners was a daunting task, but we’re excited to announce this year’s…

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In Billboard Company’s Challenge to a Michigan Sign Ordinance, the Sixth Circuit Finds That Content-Based Commercial Speech Regulations Are Now Subject to Strict Scrutiny

By | Billboards and Sign Control, News

Source Rocky Mountain Sign Law , Author Brian J. Connolly on September 15, 2020 A billboard company’s challenge to the Troy, Michigan sign variance standards–which we reported on three years ago–has now resulted in an appellate decision that has the potential to greatly change commercial speech regulation as we know it.  Two…

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2019 Scenic Michigan Photo Contest Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of Scenic Michigan’s 2019 Photo Contest. This year, thanks to our partnership with MLive, we received over 2,000 submissions. We are thankful to everyone who participated in this contest. Our judges definitely reported that they found it challenging to select just one winner…

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