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Wisconsin Lakeshore Restoration Project - Lakeshore Habitat Restoration Project References 

Challenges created from unsound lakeshore development

Aquatic plants / Native vegetation

"Consequences of human lakeshore development on emergent and floating leaf vegetation abundance"  2001.  Paul Radomski and Timothy Goeman.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21: 46–61.

"Water plants: a case for preserving Wisconsin's aquatic plants"  2012.  Wisconsin Lakes Partnership​.  UW-Extension Publication AI-3867 / DNR Publication WT-897.  8 pp.

​​"Comparisons of undeveloped and developed shorelands, northern Wisconsin, and recommendations for restoration"  2003.  Joan Elias and Mike Meyer.  Wetlands 23(4): 800–816.

"Effects of pier shading on littoral zone habitat and communities in lakes Ripley and Rock, Jefferson County, Wisconsin"  2005.  Paul J. Garrison, David W. Marshall, Laura Stremick-Thompson, Patricia L. Cicero, and Paul D. Dearlove.  PUB-SS-1006 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Madison, WI.  19 pp.

​"An assessment of urban lakeshore restorations in Minnesota"  2010.  Dana Vanderbosch and Susan Galatowitsch.  Ecological Restoration 28(1): 71-80.

"Lakeshore residential development and growth of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides): a cross‐lakes comparison"  2011.  J. W. Gaeta, M. J. Guarascio, G. G. Sass, and S. R. Carpenter.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2(1): 92-101.

 "Shoreline urbanization reduces terrestrial insect subsidies to fishes in North American lakes"  2009.   Tessa B. Francis and Daniel E. Schindler.  Oikos 118(12): 1872-1882.

"Drought-driven lake level decline: effects on coarse woody habitat and fishes"  2014.  Gaeta, J. W., Sass, G. G., and Carpenter, S. R.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71(2): 315-325.

"Assessing local and landscape patterns of residential shoreline development in Michigan lakes"  2012.  Kevin E. Wehrly, James E. Breck, Lizhu Wang and Lidia Szabo-Kraft.  Lake and Reservoir Management 28(2): 158-169.

"The effects of residential docks on light availability and distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in two Florida lakes"   2009.  Kym Rouse Campbell and Rick Baird.  Lake and Reservoir Management 25(1): 87-101.

"A comparison of fish and aquatic plant assemblages to assess ecological health of small Wisconsin lakes"  2004.  Gene R. Hatzenbeler, Jeffrey M. Kampa, Martin J. Jennings, and Edward E. Emmons.  Lake and Reservoir Management 20(3): 211-218.


Fish and woody habitat

"Effects of fisheries management and lakeshore development on water quality in Diamond Lake, Oregon"  2001.  J. M. Eilers, C. P. Gubala, P. R. Sweets, and D. Hanson.  Lake and Reservoir Management 17(1): 29-47.

​"Less work, more beauty, better protection"  2000.  Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

"Fish community and food web responses to a whole-lake removal of coarse woody habitat"  2006.  Greg G. Sass, James E. Kitcheil, Stephen R. Carpenter, Thomas R. Hrabik, Anna E. Marburg, and Monica G. Turner.  Fisheries 31(7): 321-330.

"Largemouth bass nest site selection in small, north temperate lakes varying in littoral coarse woody habitat abundances"    2011.  Jerome J. Weis and Greg G. Sass.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31(5): 943-951.

"Impacts of lakeshore residential development on coarse woody debris in north temperate lakes"  1996.  David L. Christensen, Brian R. Heirig, David E. Schindler, and Stephen R. Carpenter.  Ecological Applications 6(4): 1143-1149.

"Lakeshore woody habitat in review"  Max Wolter.  Sawyer County: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  7 pp.

"Natural and anthropogenic variation in coarse wood among and within lakes"  2006.  Anna E. Marburg, Monica G. Turner, and Timothy K. Kratz.  Journal of Ecology 94: 558–568.

"Coarse woody habitat, lakeshore residential development, and largemouth bass nesting behavior​"  2011.  Lawson, Z. J., Gaeta, J. W., and Carpenter, S.  R.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31(4): 666-670.

"The influence of littoral zone coarse woody habitat on home range size, spatial distribution, and feeding ecology of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)"  2009.  Tyler D. Ahrenstorff, Greg G. Sass, and Matthew R. Helmus.  Hydrobiologia 623(1): 223–233.

"Cumulative effects of incremental shoreline habitat modification on fish assemblages in north temperate lakes"  1999.  Martin J. Jennings, Michael A. Bozek, Gene R. Hatzenbeler, Edward E. Emmons and Michael D. Staggs.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:1: 18-27.

"Changes in the spatial distribution of fishes in lakes along a residential development gradient"  2004.  Mark D. Scheuerell and Daniel E. Schindler. Ecosystems 7(1): 98-106.

"Patterns of fish growth along a residential development gradient in north temperate lakes"  2000.  Daniel E. Schindler, Sean I. Geib, and Monica R. Williams.  Ecosystems 3(3): 229-237.

"Degradation of littoral habitats by residential development: woody debris in lakes of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest​, United States
"  2006.  Tessa B. Francis and Daniel E. Schindler.  Ambio 35(6): 274-280.

"Linking terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems: the role of woody habitat in lake food webs"  B. M. Roth, I. C. Kaplan, G. G. Sass, P. T. Johnson, A. E. Marburg, A. C. Yannarell.  Ecological Modelling 203 (3), 439-452.

"Whole-lake addition of coarse woody habitat: response of fish populations"  2012.  Greg G. Sass, Stephen R. Carpenter, Jereme W. Gaeta, James F. Kitchell, and Tyler D. Ahrenstorff. Aquatic Sciences 74(2): 255-266.

"Inland fisheries habitat management: lessons learned from wildlife ecology and a proposal for change"  2017.  Greg G. Sass, Andrew L. Rypel, and Joshua D. Stafford.  Fisheries 42(4): 197-209.

"Relationships between shoreline development and nest site selection by black crappie and largemouth bass"  2009.  J. R. Reed and D. L. Pereira.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 943–948.

"Nearshore habitat and fish assemblages along a gradient of shoreline development"  2017.  Donna L. Dustin and Bruce Vondracek.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37(2): 432-444.

"Lake characteristics influencing spawning success of muskellunge in northern Wisconsin lakes"  2011.  Ashley J. Rust , James S. Diana , Terry L. Margenau and Clayton J. Edwards.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22(3): 834-841.

"Is littoral habitat affected by residential development and land use in watersheds of Wisconsin lakes?"  2003.  Martin J. Jennings, Edward E. Emmons, Gene R. Hatzenbeler, Clayton Edwards, Michael A. Bozek.  Lake and Reservoir Management 19(3): 272-279.



Runoff / Sedimentation / hard surfaces

"Impervious surfaces: how they impact fish, wildlife and waterfowl property values"  2012.   Lynn Markham and Ross Dudzik.  UW-Extension/UW-Stevens Point, Center for Land Use Education.  20 pp.  UWEX GWQ061 / DNR Publication WT-990.

"​Patterns of houses and habitat loss from 1937 to 1999 in northern Wisconsin, USA"  2007.  Charlotte E. Gonzales-Abraham, Volker C. Radeloff, Todd J. Hawbaker, Roger B. Hammer, Susan I. Stewart, and Murray K. Clayton.  Ecological Applications 17(7): 2011–2023.

"Hydrology, nutrient concentrations, and nutrient yields in nearshore areas of four lakes in northern Wisconsin, 1999–2001"  2003.  David J. Graczyk, Randall J. Hunt, Steven R. Greb, Cheryl A. Buchwald and James T. Krohelsk.  U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.  Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4144.  73 pp.

"Drivers of change for lakewater clarity"  2008.  Lawrence A. Baker, Johanna E. Schussler, and Stephanie A. Snyder.  Lake and Reservoir Management 24(1): 30-40.

"Road salt application differentially threatens water resources in Lake George, New York"  2015.  Mark W. Swinton, Lawrence W. Eichler, and Charles W. Boylen.  Lake and Reservoir Management 31(1): 20-30.

"Detection of spatial and temporal trends in Wisconsin lake water clarity using Landsat derived estimates of secchi depth"  
Scott D. Peckham and Thomas M. Lillesand.  Lake and Reservoir Management 22(4): 331-341.


Wildlife / Aquatic insects

​"Influence of lakeshore development on breeding bird communities in a mixed northern forest"  2002.  Alec R. Lindsay, Sandra S. Gillum, and Michael W. Meyer.  Biological Conservation 107: 1–11.

​"Impact of lakeshore development on green frog abundance"  2003.  James E. Woodford and Michael W. Meyer.  Biological Conservation 110: 277–284.

"G3648 Aquatic insects of Wisconsin"  William E. Hilsenhoff​

"The rapid effects of a whole-lake reduction of coarse woody debris on fish and benthic macroinvertebrates"  2008.   Matthew R. Helmus and Greg G. Sass​.  Freshwater Biology 53: 1423–1433.

"The construction, aesthetics, and effects of lakeshore development: a literature review"  1998.  Sandy Engel and Jerry Pederson, Jr.  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  PUBL-SS-577-99.  Research Report 177.  45 pp.


National Lakes Assessments / other Wisconsin publications and reports

"Lakeshore and littoral habitat structure: a field survey method and its precision2014.  Kaufmann, P. R., R.M. Hughes, J. Van Sickle, T. R. Whittier, C. W. Seeliger, and S. G. Paulsen.  Lake and Reservoir Management 30(2): 157-176.

"Relevance of lake physical habitat assessment indices to fish and riparian birds2014.  Kaufmann, P. R., R. M. Hughes, J. Van Sickle, T.R. Whittier, C.W. Seeliger, and S.G. Paulsen.  Lake and Reservoir Management 30(2): 177-191.

"Lakeshore and littoral physical habitat structure in a national lakes assessment2014.  Kaufmann, P. R., D. V. Peck, S. G. Paulsen, C. W. Seeliger, R. M. Hughes, T. R. Whittier, and N. C. Kamman.  Lake and Reservoir Management 30(2): 192-215.

"National Lake Assessment fact sheet - December 2009"  Environmental Protection Agency

"The National Lakes Assessment (NLA) 2012 - December 7, 2016"  Environmental Protection Agency

The economic value of water

"Healthy lakes and higher property valuesEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) fact sheet.  2 pp.

"The economic value of water" [search tool link]  UW-Extension Lakes
"Economic value of lakes and rivers in Oneida County" [Powerpoint slides]  Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association, Land and Water Conservation Department, UW-Extension.  16 slides.

"Aquatic habitats and economy of Vilas County"  Vilas County.  Poster.

"Lakes and wetlands and the economy of Vilas County [Powerpoint slides]  Vilas County Land and Water Conservation and UW-Extension.  24 slides.

Community based social marketing

"The challenge of motivated cognition in promoting lake health among shoreline property owners: biased estimation of personal environmental impact2016.  Amato MS, Shaw BR, Olson E, Turyk N, Genskow K, and Moore CF.  2016.  Lake and Reservior Management 32(4): 386–391.
"Fostering sustainable behavior: community based social marketing"   Doug McKenzie-Mohr
"Restore the shore: a community-based social marketing approach"  2016.  Sue Buckle and Dan Walters.  Lakeline (A publication of the North American Lake Management Society) Volume 36(2)-Summer: pp. 25-30. 

"The challenge of self-enhancement bias for educational programs designed to encourage natural shorelines"  2012.  Michael S. Amato , Bret R. Shaw, and John Haack. Lake and Reservoir Management 28(3): 206-211.

"Native shoreland buffer incentives (NSBI) project final report: social research and efficacy outcomes"  2012.  Karlyn Eckman with Mary Blickenderfer and Steve Henry.  University of Minnesota Water Resources Center.  72 pp.

"Perceived environmental quality and place attachment in North American and European temperate lake districts"  2007.  Richard C. Stedman, Richard C. Lathrop, Bev Clark, Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin, Peter Kasprzak, Kurt Nielsen, Dick Osgood, Maria Powell, Anne-Mari Ventelä, Katherine E. Webster and Anna Zhukova.  Lake and Reservoir Management 23(4): 330-344.

"Exploring the utility of the stages of change model to promote natural shorelines"  2011.  Bret R. Shaw, Barry T. Radler, and John Haack.  Lake and Reservoir Management 27(4): 310-320.

"An exploration of place meanings among residents in central Wisconsin"  2015.  Jennifer Simoni and Kristin Floress.  Lake and Reservoir Management 31(1): 1-10.

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