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Coastal Planning Issues

This section provides a list of issues that might be relevant to planning in coastal areas in Wisconsin. Please click on the links below or scroll down the page for more information.

Table of Contents
Aquatic Exotic Species
Coastal Resources for Protection and Planning
Coastal Hazards
Coastal Wetlands
Historic and Cultural Resources
Aquatic Recreation and Education Aquatic

Climate Change

 

Aquatic Exotic Species
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
http://www.anstaskforce.gov/
Invasive Species in Wisconsin
http://dnr.wi.gov/invasives/
Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers (USFWS)
http://www.protectyourwaters.net/
Sea Grant- Nonindigenous Species
http://www.sgnis.org/

 

Coastal Resource for Protection and Planning
APA Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook and User's Manual (2002)
http://www.planning.org/GrowingSmart
APA Planning for Smart Growth: 2002 State of the States
http://www.planning.org/growingsmart/states2002.htm
APA Policy Guide on Smart Growth
http://www.planning.org/policyguides/smartgrowth.htm
Institute for Business and Home Safety, Summary of Land Use Planning Laws
http://www.ibhs.org/publications/view.asp?id=302
Coastal Zone Management
http://www.coastalmanagement.com/
EPA Brownfields
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/
EPA LakeWide Management Plans
http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/gl2000/lamps/index.html
EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/index.html
EPA Oceans Coasts and Estuaries
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/oceans/index.html
EPA Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds
http://www.epa.gov/owow
Know Your Watershed
http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/kyw/kyw.html
NOAA Policy and Planning for Coastal areas
http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/socialscience_2/articles.jsp?mainId=1&subjectId=1&topicId=5
NOAA Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Program, the Wisconsin Page
http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/mystate/wi.html
NOAA Coastal Services Center
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/
NOAA Coastal Services Center - Coastal Information Directory
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/text/cid.html
NOAA Coastal Services Center – Alternatives for Coastal Development 
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/alternatives/sg_principles.html
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/
NOAA Coastal Watershed Planning
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/id/watershed.html
USDA NRCS Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp
University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Coastal Management Web Sites
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/tcmweb/tcm/czmlinks.htm
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/pagesubtext_detail.asp?linksubcatid=249&linkcatid=108
Wisconsin Coastal GIS Application Project
http://coastal.lic.wisc.edu/
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Guide to Shoreland Development
http://www.1kfriends.org/Community_Planning/Planning_Guides/Shoreland.htm

 

Coastal Hazards
APA Survey of State Land Use and Natural Hazards Planning Laws
http://www.planning.org/projects/hazards.htm
Institute for Business and Home Safety
http://www.ibhs.org/publications/view.asp?id=302

 

Coastal Wetlands
Assessment & Inventory of Coastal Wetlands in Manitowoc, WI
http://www.ies.wisc.edu/research/wrm98/
Coastal America
http://www.coastalamerica.gov/
Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/mmpmain.html
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Wetland Delineation Manual
http://www.wetlands.com/regs/tlpge02e.htm
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/
Wisconsin Coastal Wetland Assessment - WDNR
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/er/publications/cw/

 

Historic and Cultural Resources
Seeing the Light: Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes
http://terrypepper.com/lights/
Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
http://www.maritimetrails.org/
Wisconsin State Historical Society Smart Growth Initiative
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/hp/smartgrowth

 

Aquatic Recreation and Education
Apostle
Islands
National Lakeshore
http://www.nps.gov/apis/
EEK! Environmental Education for Kids
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/
Great Lakes Circle Tour
http://www.glin.net/tourism/circletour/
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/nglvc
Pier Wisconsin
http://www.pierwisconsin.org/index.html
State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference
http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/solec/
T.E.A.C.H. about the Great Lakes
http://www.great-lakes.net/teach/
UW-Extension Basin Education Program
http://clean-water.uwex.edu/basin.html
Wisconsin Beach Monitoring and Closure/Advisory Practices
http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/titinx.asp

 

Climate Change
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region - Starting a Public Discussion
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
http://seagrant.wisc.edu/climatechange
Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems
Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org/greatlakes 
Climate Change
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/air/global/climatechange.html
Great Lakes Regional Assessment
Michigan State University
http://www.geo.msu.edu/glra

Climate Change and Variability Program
Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Programs/ccmain.html
Climate Change
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
http://lakehuron.on.ca/climate

 

Disclaimer: The information provided in the Great Lakes Coastal Planning Resource website is provided as a convenience and has been compiled from multiple sources starting in January 2003 and updated in February 2007. This information is not intended as a comprehensive source and may not always be the most recent source available. This site contains links to other web sites (Linked Sites), which are not under the control of the website. We are not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The website also is not responsible for webcasting or for any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The website is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the website or any association with its operators.

The Great Lakes Coastal Planning Resource website was developed by the Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility (LICGF), in collaboration with and funding provided by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Grant #NA03NOS4190106, along with assistance from the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

For more information, contact David Hart.