Wisconsin Coastal Management Program



Wisconsin Coastal Management Council Meeting 

Thursday, September 24

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Council will meet remotely on Thursday, September 24, 2020 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 153 189 667#. To view the agenda and presentations during the meeting please visit http://coastal.wisconsin.gov.

The Council will receive a welcome from Secretary Joel Brennan of the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The Council will set dates for the 2021 Wisconsin Coastal Management Council meetings and discuss Project Selection Committee meeting logistics. The Council will hear reports from Brandon Robinson, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission; Robyn Fennig, Wisconsin Emergency Management; Mathew Dornbush and Emily Tyner, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; and Mike Friis of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.  

View or download the presentations here:

PDF - Brandon Robinson, Deputy Director, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
PDFRobyn Fennig, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Wisconsin Emergency Management
PDFMathew Dornbush, Dean, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, and
​ Emily Tyner, Director of Freshwater Strategy, UW – Green Bay

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.