LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.



 

Self-Certification Tool Now Available for Great Lakes Shoreland Homeowners Allows Quicker Erosion Fixes

Shorelines homeowners are urged to take action now to ensure this doesn't happen later using the self-certification tool.  - Photo credit: DNR
Great Lakes Shoreline homeowners are urged to take action now using the self-certification tool to ensure this doesn't happen later. Photo credit: DNR

Contact(s): Amanda Minks, 608-220-0368, Amanda.minks@wisconsin.gov
December 12, 2019 at 12:09:01 pm

MADISON, Wis. - Communities located along the shores of the Great Lakes have grown increasingly concerned about the water levels, at near-record highs, escalating erosion that threatens lakeshore properties. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources now has a self-certification tool available to homeowners to help protect their property without delay.

"We have heard from homeowners up and down the shoreline that they are losing valuable real estate to erosion, and each day that passes is one step closer to catastrophe. That is why we are providing this tool to speed up the process and get people the help they need," said Amanda Minks, Wetland and Waterway Section Chief at the DNR.

The agency's new self-certification form is for landowners and contractors. It is designed to inform the DNR of the strategy to protect a property and move forward with this critical work as soon as the form is submitted.

"Homeowners no longer have to wait for us to approve their work plan before moving forward. Instead, we will work with property owners on long-term permitting needs once their property is stabilized and the emergency event has subsided," Minks said.

For more information or to find the self-certification form, the department developed a webpage with useful resources for homeowners and consultants, which is available here.



Last Revised: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Contact information

Need an expert? Contact the Office of Communications.

The Office of Communications connects journalists with DNR experts on a wide range of topics. For the fastest response, please email DNRPress@Wisconsin.gov and the first available Communications Specialist will respond to you.

For more information about news and media, contact:
Sarah Hoye
Director Of Communications
Office Of The Secretary