Research on shoreland buffers
Safeguarding our shorelands
Preserving and protecting a corridor of native vegetation, also known as a buffer, along the shoreline is important for the protection of water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and natural scenic beauty in our lakes and rivers. The research reports below describe the effectiveness of shoreland buffers and shoreland zoning standards.
Research from Wisconsin
- Effectiveness of Shoreland Zoning Standards to Meet Statutory Objectives: A Literature Review with Policy Implications [PDF]. (1997)
- Shoreland Management Program Assessment Appendixes and Index [PDF]. (1997)
- Shoreland Management Program Assessment [PDF]. (1997)
Research from Other States