The Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a free and voluntary program offered to landowners to pursue environmental assurance certification.
A MAEAP certification designates the property as being environmentally sound, and the landowner as a "top steward of their land." Landowners who are awarded a MAEAP certification have passed certain specifications in one of the following areas:
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold