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Resources for waterfront property owners

Safeguarding our shorelands

Laws and regulations

Publication number Publication information
Chapter NR 115 [PDF exit DNR] Wisconsin´s Shoreland Management Program. Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Chapter NR 116 [PDF exit DNR] Wisconsin´s Floodplain Management Program. Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Chapter NR 117 [PDF exit DNR] Wisconsin's City and Village Shoreland-Wetland Protection Program. Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Chapter NR 118 [PDF exit DNR] Standards and Criteria for the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Wisconsin Administrative Code.

Shoreland management practices

Publication number Publication information
FH-428-2004 [PDF] The Water´s Edge: Helping fish and wildlife on your waterfront property. DNR.
WT-723-2001 [PDF] Managing Wisconsin´s Forested Shorelands - A Landowner´s Guide. DNR.
FH-231-2000 [PDF] Sensible Shoreland Lighting. DNR.
FR-349-1995 [PDF] Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality. DNR.
WT-821-2012 [PDF exit DNR] Protecting Your Waterfront Investment. DNR.
WT-990-2013 [PDF exit DNR] Impervious Surfaces: How they impact fish, wildlife and waterfront property values. DNR.
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