Guiding Principles

A conceptual and a visual orientation:

workers view planted shoreline restorationConceptual - A lakeshore management strategy based on natural priorities: water quality and viable fish and wildlife habitat


Visual - Observing the composition and natural characteristics of your lakeshore, the lake, and the region


Combined, the conceptual and visual orientation drives the decision to protect or to restore your property in a manner that is compatible with its native setting.

Guiding Principles influence the design of the buffer area (also called the buffer zone), the selection of plants, and expectations of what the restoration process will accomplish.