- Living on the Coast Protecting Investments in Shore Property on the Great Lakes
- Factsheet for Landowners
- DNR Presentation (October 11, 2016 at the Village of Mt. Pleasant)
- DNR Presentation (June 7, 2016 at the Village of Mt. Pleasant)
- Great Lakes Bluff Failures – Presentation by Dave Mickelson, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, U of W – Madison (June 7, 2016 at Village of Mt. Pleasant)
- Great Lakes Coastal Shore Protection Structures
- Stabilizing Coastal Slopes on the Great Lakes
- Working with Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects
- Managing Coastal Hazard Risks on Wisconsin’s Dynamic Great Lakes Shoreline
- Coastal Engineering Consulting Firms
- The Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs HMA Fact Sheet 10-31-2013
- State Of Wisconsin Disaster Fund Damage Expense Criteria, Eligibility, and Acceptable Documentation
- Question: Do I need permission or a permit to protect my shoreline from erosion?
- Authorize earth-moving (grading) activities on the shoreline needed to stabilize the slope of a bank.
- Authorize removal of material below the Ordinary High Water Mark (dredging), in order to properly install material to stabilize the base of the slope.
- Question: Can I place materials to address erosion without a permit in an emergency?
Yes. State law requires any material that is placed in the Great Lakes be authorized by the WI Department of Natural Resources. Furthermore, additional DNR permits may also be needed to:
For more information on how to start planning and getting permits to place shore protection structures on the Great Lakes, please visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/waterways/shoreline/greatLakesErosionControl.html
Yes. Even though State law requires any material that is placed in the Great Lakes be authorized by the WI Department of Natural Resources, the DNR will allow temporary emergency material to be put into place without a permit as long as the landowner gets approval form the department and actively begins design and approval for a permanent solution. For more information on what is required in order to place emergency temporary erosion control to protect a structure or infrastructure the Great Lakes, please visit:http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/waterways/shoreline/greatLakesErosionControl.html
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- Wisconsin Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Program
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program
- UW Sea Grant Institute website concerning coastal engineering issues. http://seagrant.wisc.edu/home/Topics/CoastalEngineering.aspx
- Association of State Floodplain Managers http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=519#coastalhazardrisks2016
- WI Department of Natural Resources http://dnr.wi.gov/
- WI Department of Transportation http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/home.aspx