MNSP Shoreline and Shallows Conference

2015 Shoreline and Shallows Conference: Challenges and Successes

2015 Presentations

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Lakeshore protection in Vermont:  Ecology, Policy and Social Processes

Amy Picotte, Watershed Management Division, Vermont State Department of Natural Resources


Shoreline Restoration:  Lake and River Differences and Challenges

Chris Freiburger, Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Plant Design Processes for Lake Shorelines and Stream Banks

Shannan Gibb-Randall, R.L.A., Insight Design Studio, Ann Arbor


Estimating Costs for Shoreline Installations

Brian Majka, Senior Professional, GEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C., Traverse City


Project Results from the MNSP: What Went Right, What Went Wrong

Jane Herbert, Senior Extension Educator, Water Resources, Michigan State University Extension and Gaye Blind, Natural Resource Specialist, Prism Science & Technologies, LLC, St. Joseph


2015 Conference Flyer available by clicking here

Michigan Inland Lakes Convention

May 1-3, 2014, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI
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3rd Annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference:  Natural Shorelines and the Habitat Connection

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2013 Topics

Shoreline Plant Performance and Survivability at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Bob Kirschner, Curator of Aquatic Plant & Urban Lake Studies and Director of Restoration Ecology, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

Quantifying the Ecological Benefits of Shoreland Protection - The Wisconsin Shoreland Restoration Project

Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI

Bulrushes:  Stabilizers of High Energy Coastal Sites

Dennis Albert, Assistant Professor, Landscape and Wetland Ecologist, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Balancing Native Plant Selection and Design with Fluctuation Lake Levels and Aesthetics

Jim Brueck, Owner, Native Lakescapes, LLC, President, North Oakland Chapter of Wild Ones and Certified Natural Shoreline Professional, Clarkson, MI

Bioengineering for Seawall and Private Boat Ramp Replacement:  Case Studies from a Northern Wisconsin Lake

Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI

Three Years of Natural Shoreline Demonstration Sites:  An Update on Six CNSP Projects across Michigan

Jane Herbert, Senior Extension Educator, Water Resources, Michigan State University Extension, Greening Michigan Institute, Kalamazoo, MI

2013 Conference Sponsors:

Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division

Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University

Cardno JFNew

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.

Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society

2013 Conference Endorsements:

Michigan Inland Lake Partnership

2nd Annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference: Climate Change and Lakeshore Landscaping

2012 Conference Presentations
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Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Heather Stirratt, National Ocean Service

Shoreline Restoration:  Plantings for Climate Change
Dr. Mary Blickenderfer, University of Minnesota Extension

Low Impact Development Techniques and Designs in Upland and Lakeshore Areas
Dr. Donald Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University

The Status of Lake & Natural Shoreline Friendly Ordinances in Michigan
Paul Sniadecki, Milton Township

Plants to Enhance and Stabilize Shorelines and Uplands:  A Case Study
Brian Majka, JF New Inc.

Experiences with Small Scale Shoreline Restoration:  A Case Study of our First CNSP Project
Esther Durnwald and Kyle Ferris, Michigan Wildflower Farm and Michigan Native Plant Producers Association

Restoration of a Severely Eroded Bluff on a Large Minnesota Lake:  A Case Study
Dr. Mary Blickenderfer, University of Minnesota Extension

1st Annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference, Modern Lakeshore Revitalization

2011 Conference Presentations
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Understanding Public Perception of Native Vegetation andLandscaping:  Working with "Neatniks" to Restore Our LakesShores
Presented by Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN

Michigan Inland Lakes Status and Trends
Presented by Kevin Wehrly, Institute of Fisheries Research, MDNR, Ann Arbor, MI

Structural Habitat in Littoral Zones
Presented by Sara Schmidt, Division of Natural Resources, Ho Chunk Nation, Black River Falls, WI

Muskegon Lake Shoreline Revitalization Projects
Presented by Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon, MI

Advanced Bioengineered Shoreline Techniques:  Muskegon Lake CaseStudy
Presented by Brian Majka, JF New, Grand Haven, MI

Fred Rozumalski's Presentation

Sara Schmidt's Presentation
(Photographs by Jane Herbert)