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.
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.
Phil Keillor, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
Discussion of factors causing bluff erosion and other types of shoreline change.
Mark Miller, Benchmark GIS
Results of study analyzing historical aerial photography to ascertain approximate bluff recession rates.
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.
Alberto Vargas, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP)
Overview of the Coastal Hazards Workgroup activities and assistance available through WCMP.
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.
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.