BURNETT COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT: RES-Burnett County Shoreline Incentives

Purpose

Burnett County will implement a county-wide project with the ultimate purpose being to restore and protect the maximum number of lakeshore buffer strips in Burnett County through an incentive based program. This program seeks to encourage riparians to restore buffer strips and to provide long term protection to these areas. To accomplish this protection a combination of actions will take place: technical assistance; restoration cost-share assistance; promotion and education; recognition activities; enrollment payments. The County will provide an annual tax credit to enrolled participants. All parcels enrolled and receiving a tax credit shall require a department approved deed restriction that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations must follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3). This project will integrate additional storm water best management practices such as rain gardens and infiltration trenches on sites where buffer restoration or protection may not be feasible (e.g. steep slopes, close proximity to water's edge, or high imperviousness). Project deliverables include: a final report listing all project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program; educational materials developed; and survey results. A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-301-07
2006
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Shoreline Buffer Restoration: A Guide for Landowners
Survey Preliminary Results Shoreline Buffer Restoration
 
Activities & Recommendations
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
11936777
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
Burnett County will implement a county-wide project with the ultimate purpose being to restore and protect the maximum number of lakeshore buffer strips in Burnett County through an incentive based program. This program seeks to encourage riparians to restore buffer strips and to provide long term protection to these areas. To accomplish this protection a combination of actions will take place: technical assistance; restoration cost-share assistance; promotion and education; recognition activities; enrollment payments. The County will provide an annual tax credit to enrolled participants. All parcels enrolled and receiving a tax credit shall require a department approved deed restriction that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Burnett County will implement a county-wide project with the ultimate purpose being to restore and protect the maximum number of lakeshore buffer strips in Burnett County through an incentive based program. This program seeks to encourage riparians to restore buffer strips and to provide long term protection to these areas. To accomplish this protection a combination of actions will take place: technical assistance; restoration cost-share assistance; promotion and education; recognition activities; enrollment payments.
 
Watershed