Minnesota Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Protocol for Public Access Sites

Find out how vulnerable your Lake Superior public access site is with this easy-to-use protocol.

  • Assess sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity all in one place.
  • Allows you to complete the assessment on assets you identify within a larger site.
  • Useable by a wide range of audiences. Anyone with first-hand knowledge about the site or comfortable gleaning information from web maps to an individual very familiar with GIS will be able to work through it.
  • Runs off Excel.
  • Uses Minnesota specific data sources.
  • Modeled after work by the National Park Service.


Material from the June training sessions


Tip: Make sure to check out the “Read Me” file in the scoring worksheet.

Completed Vulnerability Assessments

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