Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

Announcements


Wisconsin Coastal Management Council Meeting 

Thursday, February 10​

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Council will meet remotely on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. The Council will meet using Microsoft Teams. To attend, please use the conference phone number (608) 571-2209 and conference call ID 278 227 158#. To view the agenda and presentations during the meeting please visit http://coastal.wisconsin.gov.


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 Heather Stirratt of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, Victoria Graves of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Zachary Kron of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and Mike Friis of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.  


​View the agenda here

Presentations from:
  1. Heather Stirratt, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management PDF
  2. Victoria Graves, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative PDF
  3. Zachary Kron, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission PDF



About Us


Wisconsin Coastal Manage​ment 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.