masthead University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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
Invasive Species in Wisconsin
Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers (USFWS)
Sea Grant- Nonindigenous Species


Coastal Resource for Protection and Planning
APA Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook and User's Manual (2002)
APA Planning for Smart Growth: 2002 State of the States
APA Policy Guide on Smart Growth
Institute for Business and Home Safety, Summary of Land Use Planning Laws
Coastal Zone Management
EPA Brownfields
EPA LakeWide Management Plans
EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
EPA Oceans Coasts and Estuaries
EPA Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds
Know Your Watershed
NOAA Policy and Planning for Coastal areas
NOAA Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Program, the Wisconsin Page
NOAA Coastal Services Center
NOAA Coastal Services Center - Coastal Information Directory
NOAA Coastal Services Center – Alternatives for Coastal Development
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
NOAA Coastal Watershed Planning
USDA NRCS Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Coastal Management Web Sites
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Wisconsin Coastal GIS Application Project
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Guide to Shoreland Development


Coastal Hazards
APA Survey of State Land Use and Natural Hazards Planning Laws
Institute for Business and Home Safety


Coastal Wetlands
Assessment & Inventory of Coastal Wetlands in Manitowoc, WI
Coastal America
Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Wetland Delineation Manual
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
Wisconsin Coastal Wetland Assessment - WDNR


Historic and Cultural Resources
Seeing the Light: Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes
Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
Wisconsin State Historical Society Smart Growth Initiative


Aquatic Recreation and Education
National Lakeshore
EEK! Environmental Education for Kids
Great Lakes Circle Tour
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Pier Wisconsin
State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference
T.E.A.C.H. about the Great Lakes
UW-Extension Basin Education Program
Wisconsin Beach Monitoring and Closure/Advisory Practices


Climate Change
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region - Starting a Public Discussion
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems
Union of Concerned Scientists 
Climate Change
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Great Lakes Regional Assessment
Michigan State University

Climate Change and Variability Program
Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
Climate Change
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation


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.