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A Bright Future for Our Waters factsheet
[PDF  2.92 MB]

Changes to shoreland development standards better protect clean water and habitat for generations to come.  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) 

 


Shoreland mitigation standards
[PDF 175 KB]

Summary of mitigation standards for counties through out Wisconsin. May 23, 2000 Bureau of Watershed Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)  

 


Chapter NR 115 Wisconsin's Shoreland Protection Program - January 2010

[PDF 62 KB]

Furthers the maintenance of safe and healthful conditions; prevents and controls water pollution; protects spawning grounds, fish and aquatic life; controls building sites, placement of structure and land uses and reserves shore cover and natural beauty.  State of Wisconsin / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) 

 

Shoreland and shoreland wetland zoning standards PowerPoint
[PDF 1.2 MB]

Overview of updates and changes to the NR115 rule after 30+ years. Presenter: Gregg Breese, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) 

 

How can I limit the water quality impacts of swimming and camping?
[PDF 818 KB]

Lake Home & Cabin Kit factsheet giving guidelines for lake-friendly recreational use along your shoreline. University of Minnesota Extension Service Faculty 


 

Questions and answers for the proposed statewide shoreland development minimum standards
[PDF 102 KB]

March 2010 frequently asked questions and answers to the updated NR115 rule changes. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)  


 

County-level water classification in Wisconsin: an assessment
[PDF 2.36 MB]

As of this summary in 2007, seventeen counties had adopted classification systems of two to four groups, with different shoreland zoning rules for each water class, ranging from very protective to the status quo of statewide minimum rules.  Prepared by: Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL), June 2007  

 

Paths and walkways
[PDF 209 KB]

Managing foot traffic for lake protection. Conservation Practices for Homeowners Factsheet Series / State of Maine, Department of Environmental Quality  

 

 

Writing woody plant specifications for restoration and mitigation projects
[PDF 175 KB]

Native Plant Journal article from Fall, 2000. By: Susan Buis, Principal, Sound Ecological Services and Sound Native Plants Inc.  

 

 

How can I create a rain garden?
[PDF 871 KB]

Lake Home & Cabin Kit factsheet. University of Minnesota Extension Service Faculty 

 

 

Sebago Lake Ecology Center’s pervious pathway
[PDF 2.08 MB]

A low impact development demonstration example.   

 

 

 

Mitigation agreement example - Vilas County
[PDF 972 KB]

An example of a mitigation agreement between county and shoreland property owner from Vilas County. Vilas County Zoning Department 

 

 


Vilas County Shoreland Zoning Ordinance - Revised June 24, 2003
[PDF 320 KB]

See "Article XI Mitigation" beginning on page 35.  Vilas County Zoning Department 

 


 

Mitigation overview - Vilas County April 26, 1999
[PDF 972 KB]

An overview of mtigation as a restoration strategy for protecting water quality of Vilas County’s surface water resources.  Vilas County Zoning Department 

 

 

Mitigation fact sheet
[PDF 220 KB]

Fact sheet #18 of the Shoreland Management and Lake Classification Series  Drafted by: Bob Young, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources  

 

 

Langlade County Chapter 17 Zoning Code - April 2008
[PDF 292 KB]

See 17.30 for Langlade County zoning standards for use of shorelands along navigable waters beginning on page 36. Langlade County Land Records and Regulations Department  

 

 

Mitigation Langlade County Ordinance web site

Mitigation is required to compensate for lost shore buffer area functions when legal pre-existing structures are improved or expanded within the shore setback area and when zoning permits are required for new structures on waterfront lots.  Langlade County Land Records and Regulations Department 

 

Living on the edge web site

Where the water meets the land: the importance of shoreland restoration reviews restoring shorelands in Langlade County Langlade County Land Records and Regulations Department 

 

A guide for developing and managing shoreland in Burnett County
[PDF 4.71 MB]

This guide is intended to provide information about shoreland regulations in Burnett County, assist you in what to consider when buying shoreland property and how to better manage these delicate natural systems through good environmental practices. As a shoreland owner,  Burnett County Land Use and Zoning Administration  

 

Washington County Wisconsin shoreland property owner handbook
[PDF 4.58 MB]

Preserving the quality of our lakes and waterways A companion guide for Chapter 23 Washington County Shoreland, Wetland, and Floodplain Ordinance. Washington County Planning and Parks Department  

 

 

Waupaca County shoreland protection manual 
[PDF 768 KB]

A guide to developing and caring for waterfront property . Produced by: University of Wisconsin Extension for Waupaca County  

 

 


A property owners guide for protecting and managing shorelands in Bayfield County
[PDF 2.48 MB]

This guide is intended to provide information about shoreland regulations in Bayfield County, assist you in what to consider when buying shoreland property, and how to better manage these delicate natural systems through sound environmental practices.  Bayfield County Zoning Administration

 

Streambank and shoreline protection 580
[PDF 131KB]

State standard for streambank and shoreline protection in Wisconsin. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) / Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) 

 

 

Shoreland habitat 643A
[PDF 31KB]

State standard for shoreland habitat restoration in Wisconsin. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) / Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) 

 

 

Marquette County shoreland ordinance - June, 2008
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16.1009 Shoreline buffer restoration beginning on page 8 and 16.1010 Mitigation. Marquette County Zoning Department 

 

 


Waupaca County shoreland zoning ordinance
[PDF 862 KB]

7.66 Shoreline Buffer (mitigation): page 29 and page 33. Waupaca County Zoning Department  

 

 

Green Lake County Chapter 338 Shoreline protection

See Chapter 338 - 19 for remedial action on shoreland lots. Green Lake County Land Use Planning and Zoning


                    
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