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Shoreland Ecosystem Services. WATER QUALITY HABITAT NATURAL BEAUTY. Without habitat, they are gone. Wisconsin’s Lakes are Changing Faster than Ever: Algae blooms (phosphorus pollution) Destruction of shoreline habitat Invading plants and animals. Steve Carpenter 2004.

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Shoreland ecosystem services

Shoreland Ecosystem Services

WATER QUALITY

HABITAT

NATURAL BEAUTY


Without habitat they are gone

Without habitat, they are gone


Shoreland ecosystem services

Wisconsin’s Lakes are Changing Faster than Ever:

Algae blooms

(phosphorus pollution)

Destruction of

shoreline habitat

Invading plants and animals

Steve Carpenter 2004


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General-development lake type


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Natural Shorelines Program Components

Burnett County

 Technical Assistance

 Financial Assistance

 Shoreline Incentives

 Education and Outreach


Burnett county shoreland incentive program

Burnett County Shoreland Incentive Program

  • An annual property tax credit/ rebate of $50

  • An enrollment payment of $250

  • A free visit with a natural landscape expert

  • Planting plant to restore a natural shoreline

  • Payment that cover 70% of the cost of plants and materials

  • An exclusive shirt or cap

  • An optional sign to post at the water’s edge


On the ground results

On-the-Ground Results

  • Shoreline Length Preserved = 46 miles

  • 659 Parcels!

  • Shoreline Area Restored = 117,677 sq. ft.


Goal ii protect and restore healthy stable shoreland habitats

Goal II. Protect and restore healthy stable shoreland habitats.

  • Restoring and protecting shorelands will provide privacy and tranquility as well as a natural space for families to enjoy nature. Several of the existing developed shorelands lack adequate natural buffers which provide critical habitat and protect water quality.


Shoreland ecosystem services

Pecatonica River Pilot Project

Tests ConservationModelfor

Cleaner Water

“12% of the land base contributes

60% of the phosphorus load.”

– Pat Sutter, Dane County Land and

Water Conservation Dept


St croix civic engagement speaker series

St. Croix Civic Engagement Speaker Series

  • Purpose: To explore & discuss new ideas for encouraging authentic civic engagement in watershed projects in the St. Croix Basin.

  • To increase the collective understanding of civic engagement and how it can be encouraged and supported with the St. Croix River Basin.

  • Civic ENGAGEMENT – Setting the Stage:Why it matters

    Sept. 2010- Jan 2012


Definition of civic engagement

Definition of Civic Engagement

“Making public decisions and taking collective actions through processes that involve discussion, reasoning, and citizen participation rather than through the exercise of authority, expertise, status, political weight, or other such forms of power.”

- ElanoFagatto and Archon Fung

Dialog NOT a Debate


Building community capacity

Building Community Capacity


Shoreland ecosystem services

TO THE SOURCE:MOVING MINNESOTA’S WATER GOVERNANCE UPSTREAM- Engaging citizens in an authentic & timely way.Report of the Citizens League, November 2009

TO THE SOURCE: MOVING MINNESOTA’S

WATER GOVERNANCE UPSTREAM


Who s responsible today

Who’s responsible today?

  • Perception that clean water is government’s responsibility

  • Reinforced by what we’ve set up – minimal role for citizens

  • No one satisfied with citizen participation processes

  • Government will never have enough staff or resources to “fix” the problem

TO THE SOURCE: MOVING MINNESOTA’S

WATER GOVERNANCE UPSTREAM


New model of water governance

New Model of Water Governance

  • People who live and work in a watershed are in the best position to reduce nonpoint source pollution

  • Must engage the public as problem-solvers

TO THE SOURCE: MOVING MINNESOTA’S

WATER GOVERNANCE UPSTREAM


Civic engagement requires changing the way we think about governing

Civic Engagement Requires Changing the Way We Think About Governing

  • A belief in human capacity to govern for the common good

  • Encouraging the public to carry out their obligations as citizens

  • Supporting active citizenship (the role that obligates all citizens to govern for the common good)

  • Building effective institutions– improving existing organizations in order to sustain democracy and citizenship

  • Lynne Kolze , MPCA


Our goal

Our Goal

Wise Public Judgment

Public Knowledge and Values

Science and Expert Opinion


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