Restore Your Shore

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The very popular book Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality was a catalyst for this website. Numerous lakeshore restoration demonstration sites and a series of workshops followed the publication of the book. Restore your Shore was produced to offer a user-friendly, powerful tool for protecting native shorelines and implementing natural shoreland projects.

Restore Your Shore is a powerful tool for shoreland owners and professionals to use in implementing shoreland restoration and protection projects.

Restore Your Shore will enable you to:

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Wonder how you shore is currently doing? Find out with Score Your Shore, a tool for landowners to evaluate the habitat on their lake lots.


Turns out you already have a natural shoreline? Find out what you can do with a natural shoreline to keep it that way and into the future!


What about my watershed? Learn more with the Watershed Health Assessment Framework. This tool is designed for resource managers interested in the health of Minnesota's watersheds.