Wisconsin Coastal Management Program


Wisconsin Coastal Management Council Meeting 

Thursday, February 11 

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Council will meet remotely on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The Council will meet using Microsoft Teams. To attend, please use the conference phone number (608) 571-2209 and conference call ID 341 097 833#. View the agenda here.

The Council will receive a welcome from Larry MacDonald, Chair of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council. The Council will take action on the report of the Project Selection Committee. The Council will hear reports from Julie Kinzelman of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Adam Bechle of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, Zachary Kron of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Emma Cutler and Adam Arend of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and Mike Friis of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.  

View or download the presentations:

 - Zachary Kron, Updates from SEWRPC
 - Emma Cutler, Digital Terrain Modeling​​​

For Further Information Contact:
Mike Friis, Resource Policy Team Leader
Division of Intergovernmental Relations
Phone: (608) 267-7982 E-mail: Michael.Friis@Wisconsin.gov

About Us

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is dedicated to preserving and improving access to the natural and historic resources of Wisconsin's Great Lakes coasts. Since 1978, the program has worked cooperatively with state, local, and tribal government agencies and non-profit organizations to manage the ecological, economic, and aesthetic assets of the Great Lakes coastal areas.

Wisconsin Coastal Zone

The boundaries of the coastal zone subject to the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program extend to the state boundary on the waterward side that includes the 15 counties with frontage on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Click here for a map of Wisconsin's coastal counties.

Program Documents

Program Objectives

  1. To improve the implementation and enforcement of existing state regulatory and management policies and programs affecting key coastal uses and areas;

  2. To improve the coordination of existing policies and activities of governmental units and planning agencies on matters affecting key coastal uses and areas;

  3. To strengthen local governmental capabilities to initiate and continue effective coastal management consistent with identified state standards and criteria;

  4. To provide a strong voice to advocate the wise and balanced use of the coastal environment and the recognition in federal, state, and local policies of the uniqueness of the coastal environment; and

  5. To increase public awareness and opportunity for citizens to participate in decisions affecting the Great Lakes resources.