Wisconsin Coastal Management Program


Wisconsin Coastal Management Council Meeting 

Thursday, September 23 

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Council will meet remotely on Thursday, September 23, 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 276 934 016#.  

The Council will receive a welcome from Joel Brennan, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The Council will set dates for the 2022 Wisconsin Coastal Management Council meetings. The Council provides policy direction for the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. The Governor appoints members of the Council to represent state agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and the general public. 

View the agenda here

Presentations from:
  1. Charles Wisotzkey, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey PDF
  2. Russ Green, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries PDF
  3. Brandon Robinson, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission PDF
  4. Morgan Rusnak, Destination Door County 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.