These master plans establish the level and type of public uses permitted, detail the authorized resource management and the facility development, and act as a property blueprint for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource lands. Master plans are available for most WDNR properties. Plans are designed to support state-owned property management, but are available for reference to interested stakeholders.
When waterfowl populations in North America languished at historic lows, the waterfowl management community in the United States and Canada developed a strategy, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, to restore waterfowl through habitat protection, restoration and enhancement. Signed in 1986 by the United States and Canada and in 1994 by Mexico, the plan is the foundational bird conservation partnership, an unprecedented recognition of the need for international cooperation to help recover shared resources.
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program's (WCMP) Grants Map provides an interactive way to explore a selection of WCMP grant projects that have been funded since 2014.Potential grantees, WCMP partners and others can use the map to better understand the types of projects that WCMP has funded, find projects similar to thier own, or learn how the WCMP and its grant program benefit coastal communities in Wisconsin.
The US Army Corps of Engineers acquired oblique aerial photos of the coast lines of the Great Lakes and connecting channels from 2011-2012.
The Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) are the stewards of the database that records locations and numbers of endangered and threatened species, and some species of concern and documents threatened rare communities in the state of Michigan. The database is used by state and federal agencies, researchers, private companies and consultants to evaluate threats to Michigan's endangered and threatened species.
For migratory birds, stopover sites provide essential food resources during a part of the life-cycle when at least some species suffer relatively high mortality. Stopover habitat has been neglected in many conservation efforts to protect migratory birds, in part because habitats are used for a short time and use can vary depending on many factors that are independent of the characteristics of the site, such as weather conditions during migration. This short and variable window of habitat use makes the process of identifying important areas to protect very challenging.
Bathymetry of the Great Lakes has been compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more accessible to the public. The project is a cooperative effort between investigators at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) was compiled utilizing the entire historic sounding database.
The Minnesota Department of Health provides GIS shapefiles on drinking water protection area, as well sampling results of manganese, radionuclides, nitrates.
The Minnesota Source Water Assessment Program allows users to access Source Water Assessment reports for Minnesota communities.