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A Guide to Plan Building: Section 3

Executive Summary for Section 3: Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources

The Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources Element is a compilation of objectives, goals, policies, maps, and programs for the conservation and promotion of the effective management of natural resources such as groundwater, forests, productive agricultural areas, environmentally sensitive areas, threatened and endangered species, stream corridors, surface water, floodplains, wetlands, wildlife habitat, metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources, parks open spaces, historic and cultural resources, community design, recreational resources, and other natural resources.

Agricultural, natural, and cultural resources issues affect many people in coastal areas and cover a variety of topics. Many coastal can affect the shape and use of the shoreline, the development on the coast, and the necessity for implementing setback ordinances and protection plans for critical habitats and/or species. These issues include: shore erosion, coastal wetlands, invasive species, lake levels, non-point source pollution, and historic, cultural, and archeological resources. Section 3 of the "Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin" presents some of the larger coastal issues facing communities as they relate to the Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources Element and offers strategies for protecting and mitigating impacts on coastlines.

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