Publications

Living on the Coast

Living on the Coast (PDF) (2003), edited by Philip Keillor and Elizabeth White, is a full color 50-page booklet on shore protection intended to help in protecting investments of shore property on the Great Lakes. This booklet describes how natural processes affect the coast, discusses how to protect coastal investments by adapting to natural processes, and covers risk management and the economics of protecting your coastal investment. This booklet complements the Living with the Lakes booklet (found below). Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Detroit District) and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, this booklet is provided compliments of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. It may also be ordered online.

Stabilizing Coastal Slopes on the Great Lakes

Stabilizing Coastal Slopes on the Great Lakes (PDF) (2005) is a 12-page pamphlet written by Ronald Chase, Tuncer Edil, Phillip Keillor, Alan Kehew, and David Mickelson. Much of the coastal slope stabilization material in this pamphlet is drawn from the contribution that the authors made in the Living on the Coast booklet. This booklet is a University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute publication.

Working with Engineers & Contractors on Shore Protection Projects

Working with Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects (PDF) (2005) is a four-page pamphlet written by Gene Clark, Mathew Clark, and Phillip Keillor. It is intended to provide lake shore property owners who are considering a shore protection project with information and advice on selecting and working with a shore protection professional. This booklet is a University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute publication.

Living with the Lakes

Living with the Lakes (PDF) (1999) is a 39-page booklet intended to aid in understanding and adapting to Great Lakes water level changes. This booklet was published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Detroit District) and the Great Lakes Commission. Paper copies are available from the Great Lakes Commission at:

Argus II Building
400 Fourth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The commission can be contacted at 734-665-9135.

Understanding Natural Hazards

Created by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Understanding Natural Hazards (PDF) (2001) is a 40-page booklet that provides an introductory guide to natural hazards along the shores of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System, large inland lakes, and river and stream systems. Written for a Canadian audience, the booklet contains information of general value to all persons interested in the subject. This book is an introduction to a CD of technical guides on the subject.

Subsurface Drainage for Slope Stabilization

Written by Kevin Forrester in 2001, this 198-page paperback with numerous illustrations is a comprehensive, clearly-written book on ways to control groundwater within eroding slopes. Although this book is written for engineers, it can help property owners understand the problems caused by groundwater within their properties and solutions to these problems. The book was published by American Society of Civil Engineers Press located at:

1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191

The book is available for purchase at the American Society of Civil Engineers website. A copy of this book is also available to review at the Bayfield County Land Records Department.

Biotechnical & Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization

Written by Donald H. Gray and Robbin B. Sotir in 1996, this book provides a practical guide for erosion control on slopes, using vegetation with engineering materials. This is a 359-page hardcover book with appendices, references, and index, published by Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.

Technical Guides for Flooding, Erosion & Dynamic Beaches

These guides were developed in 2001 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The guides were published by and are available from the Watershed Science Centre, Symon's Campus, Trent University:

1600 Westbank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7BS, Canada