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The following web sites are great resources for lakeshore property owners on how to protect the shoreline and water quality of the lakes they live on and to further understand the responsibility of lakefront ownership.

University of Minnesota Extension – Shoreland Education is a site developed by the University of Minnesota for lakes within their state. The information contained on this web site can be applied to lakes within the State of Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin Extension – Lakes Program can help lake associations and related lake organizations with information on maintaining healthy lake ecosystems.

Center for Land Use Education applies to communities for education and training on land use planning and zoning and to encourage public involvement in land use decisions.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Shoreland Management Program relates to the DNR’s role in shoreland zoning regulations and shoreline management.

Wisconsin Association of Lake (WAL) –  The Wisconsin Association of Lakes is the only statewide nonprofit organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin's 15,000 lakes. Active membership includes Lake Districts, Lake Associations, individual citizens, and businesses that enjoy Wisconsin's lakes and are interested in preserving the opportunities that keep attracting people to the water.

Wisconsin DNR Best Management Practices Wisconsin's Forestry "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) are voluntary guidelines to help landowners, loggers, and natural resource managers minimize nonpoint pollution from forest management activities. These guidelines can be applied to land use activities along shorelines.