Wisconsin Shoreland Initiative

Advocating for Wisconsin Lakes


October 2015

Shoreland Legislation Eliminates Local Control and Threatens Loon Nesting Success


Shoreland Legislation Eliminates Local Control and Threatens Loon Nesting Success

Dear Loon Enthusiasts,

We are writing to inform LoonWatch supporters of a proposal before the state legislature that would have negative impacts on Wisconsin’s loon population and take away local control to protect lakes (budget motion #520, paragraph 23).  As lakeshore property owners and lake users, it is important to understand how this legislation will directly affect your lake.  The following questions and answers are meant to provide clarification of the ramifications if this legislation is passed.

Read more in the latest Loon Watch Update.

From runoff to ruin: The undoing of Minnesota’s lakes

Land use did the damage; much of it can’t be undone. In some parts of the state, however, there’s still hope.   Read more:  StarTribune Article

If 75 percent of a lakeshore remains mainly forested, the chance of maintaining lake quality is good. But when natural cover falls below 60 percent, lakes begin to deteriorate. (BRIAN PETERSON • [email protected])

Wisconsin DNR Shoreland Zoning Information

Information from the Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin DNR Shoreland Zoning Information

Tiffany Should Work to Restore Local Control

An open letter to the voters of northern Wisconsin.

Read more at the Vilas County News-Review

Wisconsin Shoreland Initiative

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