Introduction: Management Principles
- A place for memories
- A source for dreams
Carol Henderson discusses rustic vs. suburban experience.
We now recognize how our actions can affect the health of the shoreland - the natural habitat and water quality:
- Lawns stretched to the shoreline remove habitat and degrade water quality.
- Removal of native vegetation - from upland trees to underwater plants - destroys natural cover and erosion protection.
- The chronic use of fertilizers and pesticides can contaminate the water and disrupt natural processes.
It is not intentional - but what we do can have a devastating effect on the shoreline.