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Organizations for and Issues in Coastal Planning

Planning in coastal communities can be unique. Many times the communities have to deal with land use, zoning, pollution, and other issues in a special way because they are located near a body of water. Communities who share this feature can take advantage of the special organizations who have dedicated resources to help planning efforts in coastal areas.

This section provides links of various topics that may aid or affect planning in coastal areas. The section is broken down into two sections: Organizations and Issues. The Organization section, arranged by geographic location, offers a list of mostly public organizations, institutions, and branches of government that might be helpful to coastal communities engaging in the planning process. The Issues section provides a list of planning-related topics, like aquatic exotic species, recreation, and education, that may be used as a reference guide. Please click the a link below to navigate to the appropriate section.

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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.