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Additional Resources

This section provides a list of additional links that may provide other information related to “A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin” prepared by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission. Please click on the links below or scroll down the page for more information.

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Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region Websites
National Websites

Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region Websites
Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute Coastal Natural Hazards
Provides access to outreach programs that help communities deal with issues and hazards that can cause damage in coastal areas. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute accessed March 2004, updated January 2007.

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Coastal Natural Hazards Program (WCMP)
The objectives of the WCMP are to improve coordination and implementation among state and local agencies, to strengthen local government capabilities, to provide a strong advocacy voice for balanced uses of coastal resources, and to increase public awareness of Great Lakes Resources. Since the 1970's, the WCMP has worked closely with local communities and with state and federal partners to develop the tools needed to manage and mitigate coastal natural hazards in the Great Lakes. WCMP accessed April 2004.

Addressing Your Community's Flood Problems: A Guide for Elected Officials
“Addressing Your Community's Flood Problems: A Guide for Elected Officials” is a publication of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., and the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force. 1996. Copies are available from ASFPM Executive Office, 4233 West Beltline Highway, Madison, WI 53711, or at

National Websites
Coastal Hazards Information Clearinghouse
This webpage provides links and information on coastal hazards, as well as viewable/downloadable coastal hazard maps. Western Carolina University, accessed March 2004, updated January 2007.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
This is a separate page where with more information on the resources regarding a variety of hazards, including floods, thunderstorms, tornadoes, dam safety, hazardous materials, winter storms, and more that FEMA provides. January 2007.

Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC)
HRRC was established at Texas A&M University in 1988. The center engages in research on hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The HRRC website provides links to disaster, hazard, risk and emergency management research centers, including centers that address flood and natural hazards. HRRC accessed April 2004.

NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Hazards
The NOAA Coastal Services Center works through various projects and activities to reduce the impacts from coastal hazards by providing information and tools that facilitate decision capabilities for coastal managers. NOAA Coastal Services Center accessed April 2004.

NOAA/NESDIS Hazards Support Activities
NOAA/NESDIS operates the United States' civil geostationary and polar orbiting environmental satellites, and manages the largest collection of atmospheric, geophysical, and oceanographic data in the world. These activities are critical in the observation, analysis, and assessment of natural hazards. NOOA accessed April 2004.

NOAA/NESDIS Mitigating Coastal Hazards
NESDIS works with coastal planners to mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards on public health, living marine resources, and coastal habitats. This site provides links to: satellite data for coasts and oceans, coastal characterization models, coastal relief models, coastal sea floor data, Great Lakes Bathymetry, Sea Ice Analyses, and the CoastWatch Program. NOAA accessed April 2004.

NOAA National Virtual Data System
NOAA provides data management and accessibility to environmental data used in hazards assessment. Live access to the National Virtual Ocean Data System is provided at this website. NOAA accessed April 2004, updated January 2007.

Preventing Flood Damage
The webpage provides information on the economic benefits of preventing flood damage. The Trust for Public Land accessed March 2004.

USGS Mapping Coastal Change Hazards
This webpage provides information on mapping coastal change hazards. USGA Coastal and Marine Geology Program Center For Coastal Geology accessed March 2004.

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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.