What's in the plan?
- Present and future uses of project lands and waters.
- Maps of the reservoirs, which, among other data, locate environmentally sensitive (and protected) shoreline areas. They serve a vital role in the review process for all lake use permit requests.
- Revised Shoreline Management Guidelines (SMG).
What's new in this Shoreline Management Plan?
- Important habitat shoreline remains consistent since 2001 update with 24 percent protected.
- More accurate maps utilizing higher resolution aerial photography.
- Balance of development interests with habitat preservation through SMG incentive criteria that can preserve shoreline in a natural state.
- SMG update that provides more comprehensive permitting programs with more specific criteria.
- Opportunity to partner with municipalities, counties and states for data sharing, buffer enforcement, permitting reviews and delineation of authority.
- Revised SMP and SMG effective on September 1, 2006.
- Methodology to be developed to study effects of SMG on near-shore and riparian habitat.
- Full update of the Shoreline Classification Maps every 10 years.
- Periodic full review and update of the SMG.