Coastal Outreach

As a service to its residents, Bayfield County, with the assistance of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, sponsored two community outreach sessions in September 2003. The goal of these sessions was to communicate what is known about Lake Superior shoreline erosion and provide information regarding governmental programs that citizens, non-profit organizations, and government agencies may turn to for assistance.

Outreach meeting spectators

Introduction (PDF)

Dave Lee, Bayfield County Land Records Department

Meeting overview, and historical background on moving to performance-based land use standards that are supported by scientifically sound principles.

Dave Lee

Dynamics of Erosion (PDF)

Phil Keillor, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant

Discussion of factors causing bluff erosion and other types of shoreline change.

Phil Keillor

Lake Superior Bluff Recession Research (PDF)

Mark Miller, Benchmark GIS

Results of study analyzing historical aerial photography to ascertain approximate bluff recession rates.

Mark Miller

UW Lake Superior Shoreline Erosion (PDF)

David Mickelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presentation on research to update previous studies to determine bluff profiles, stability, parent material, type and extent of failures, and shore protection structures.

David Mickelson

Programs for Remedial and Proactive Actions (PDF)

Alberto Vargas, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP)

Overview of the Coastal Hazards Workgroup activities and assistance available through WCMP.

Alberto Vargas

UW Sea Grant Resources to Address Lake Superior Coastal Hazards (PDF)

Dave Hart, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant

Overview of resources available through Sea Grant and discussion of NOAA project to develop a dynamic and dedicated GIS to support coastal management.

Dave Hart

Coastal Hazards (PDF)

Al Lulloff, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WiDNR)

Discussion of available WiDNR resources, and review of current coastal regulations, codes, policies, and the activities of other coastal counties.

Al Lulloff

Proactive and Remedial Actions (PDF)

Phil Keillor, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant

Remedial and proactive actions - what can be done to fix it or to prevent it?

Phil Keillor