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.


Join us for a virtual training on Tuesday, June 28 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm (CT) or Wednesday, June 29 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm (CT). TetraTech staff will introduce the tool and walk through how to use it. (Same training both days.)

Training registration

  • Click here to join the June 28, 2022 training
  • Click here to join the June 29, 2022 training


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

Completed Vulnerability Assessments

  • Flood Bay State Wayside
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Minnesota Point Scientific and Natural Area
  • Temperance River State Park
  • Twin Points Public Water Access