Click on the links below for additional information from the Sea Grant or Water Resources Institutes of the University of Wisconsin and Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
If you own or plan to buy Great Lakes coastal property, or you are involved in coastal planning or development, this full-color 50-page booklet will help you make informed decisions.
Fact Sheet. 6 pages
Options and resources for Lake Michigan property owners. 73 pages
Options and Resources for Local Officials. 56 pages
Learn more about options if your home is at imminent risk from bluff failure. 2 pages
This 16-page publication discusses shoreline erosion and slope instability including: visible indicators of erosion and slope instability, management of surface water runoff and groundwater seepage, evidence of soil creep, improving slope stability, determining a safe setback distance, and a list of references for additional information.
A description of the standard procedure a professional engineer will follow in a shore protection project and why hiring a professional is a good idea. It also includes suggestions on how to find a qualified engineer and additional resources. 4 pages
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, thorough research, and restoration actions. We achieve our mission by empowering others and we believe in the capacity to make a positive difference. We work locally, regionally, and throughout the Great Lakes Basin to achieve our goals.