Reading Your Shoreline

Steps & Techniques

Restore Your Shore


Benchmarks

people view native vegetationA good way to understand your own shoreline is to look at undeveloped shorelines with native vegetation around your lake or other lakes in the region. This will provide a benchmark for planning your project.

Take a camera and a notebook with you on your scouting trips to record your observations. Vary your perspective, sometimes walking along the shoreline, sometimes scanning the area from the vantage of a boat.

Good public places to visit as reference sites include state parks, natural areas, and nature preserves.

Wherever you go, look for: