USE THIS GUIDE
The Minnesota Shoreland Management Guide is directed toward
shoreland stewards who care about lakes and rivers, including property
owners, resource managers, educators, and volunteers.
The Shoreland Guide provides access to useful publications
that are out of print or difficult to find, as well as new
materials. Documents are formatted for easy on-screen viewing
and most can be downloaded as high-quality print copies (PDF files).
Leaders and resource managers will find in-depth technical information,
and property owners will find detailed guidance for managing their shoreland.
The mission statement, acknowledgements, and tips for using the guide
are in this section.
AND EASY ANSWERS: Need help finding basic answers
to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Minnesota's lakes and
rivers? This section includes short fact sheets developed for this
web site and brochures developed by state agencies and the
University of Minnesota Extension Service to help answer those
FAQs. The publications may be viewed online or downloaded from
PDF files to distribute at meetings or use in newsletters or articles.
- DEPTH INFORMATION: This section includes documents
recognized by the 1998 Minnesota State Legislature as important
for shoreland management. Many are out of print or not easily
available. Also included are two basic references, "A Primer
Rivers" and "A Primer on Limnology." Most may be viewed
online version or downloaded from PDF files.
PAGES: This section highlights citizen accomplishments, including
photographs of specific case studies and people to contact. New stories
are welcome. Go to CONTACT US to find out
how to submit your story. Links to calendars of coming events can
be found here.
TO CONTACT: This section includes an interactive map that
allows you to click on your county to identify who to call at the
local level, including regional contacts for state agencies. This
is followed by links to many state and federal agencies dealing with
This section defines jargon, acronyms, and scientific words used in
RESOURCES: This section contains links to a variety of web
sites for additional shoreland information.
US: This section includes contact information for Shoreland
This web site and CD-ROM have been made possible by a grant to Minnesota
Sea Grant, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Water Resources
Center, from the Minnesota State Legislature through the Board of Water
and Soil Resources. Our tax dollars funded this work.
is extended to our multi-disciplinary steering committee for their guidance
and help in editing: Kamal Alsharif, Jim Anderson, Randy Anhorn, Marilyn
Bayerl, Marybeth Block, Marleane Callaghan, Russ Georgesen, Tom Hammer,
Shelley Hanson, Steve Heiskary, Jim Hodgson, Jeff Hrubes, Beth Kluthe,
Art Norton, Ken Olson, George Orning, Dirk Peterson, Mary Schmitz, Russ
Schultz, Dan Steward, Doug Thomas, Mark Wettlaufer, Bruce Wilson, Dave
Wright, and Mark Zabel. Special thanks to Barb Liukkonen and Cindy Hagley,
project managers; Debbie Kaminov, Marie Zhuikov, and Scott Robertson,
design, layout, and final editing; and Janell Miersch, and Sharon Moen,
and Richard Axler, writers.
for use of existing publications was obtained for each publication used
in this project. Our thanks to: MLA, BWSR, MDNR, MPCA, CURA, Extension,
Freshwater Society, and Mississippi Headwaters Board.