Rip Rap Rapport
RIP RAP RAPPORT Butch Lobermeier, Bayfield County Conservationist Most residents and visitors to our lakes and streams have observed changes in shoreline vegetation brought about by changes in land use and shoreline development patterns. Often the vegetation that follows near shore disturbances is not as efficient at protecting the shorelines from erosion as the native…Read More
Guide to Buying and Improving Waterfront
Draft: A guide for buying and improving waterfront property in northern WisconsinRead More
How do I start my restoration project?
Step one is to put away that smelly, noisy mower! No more lakefront lawn chores! More time to play! More time to enjoy the lake and your yard!Read More
Why and how to restore your shoreland
What is shoreland restoration? Why and how to restore your shoreland By Jim Brakken, Shoreland Restoration Consultant What is shoreland restoration? Simply put, shoreland restoration means replacing a developed waterfront, such as a lawn, with native plants. Done correctly, this creates a buffer zone to protect the surface water from polluting runoff. It also beautifies…Read More