Shoreland renaturalization is often less expensive than dredging and filling, is better for the environment and water quality, and also helps future generations by providing stable and ecologically robust shores with beautiful aesthetics and excellent recreation opportunities. Permits are usually not needed to conduct shoreland renaturalization, and the resulting shorelands help to support biodiversity for many years to come.
Resources for Shoreland Management
Ecological Buffer Guideline Review, produced by Beacon Environmental Ltd. for Credit Valley Conservation
How to Engage Community in a Lake Plan, produced by Watersheds Canada
Management Recommendations for Washington’s Priority Habitats, produced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Planning for Our Shorelands, by Christopher Dennison at Watersheds Canada
Review and Analysis of Existing Approaches for Managing Shoreline Development on Inland Lakes, produced by Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd.
Wetland and Stream Buffer Size Requirements – A Review, written by A. J. Castelle, A. W. Johnson, and C. Conolly