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                              MN SEA GRANT
                              NEWS RELEASE

7/2/01                                CONTACT: Cindy Hagley
                                      (218) 726-8713, chagley@d.umn.edu

             Shoreland Management Information Goes Online
                      www.shorelandmanagement.org

A new Web site is online that provides a wealth of shoreland and lake
management information in one place.  The Minnesota Shoreland
Management Resource Guide (www.shorelandmanagment.org) is designed for
people who make the everyday decisions that impact lakes and rivers.
The site, collaboratively developed by the University of Minnesota Sea
Grant Program and a multi-disciplinary steering committee, made its
debut this month but has already won a national competition, earning a
gold award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension
Professionals.

"We hope it will serve as a model for other states to follow," said
Barb Liukkonen, water resources educator for the University of
Minnesota Sea Grant program.  "While many of the background materials
about lakes and rivers on the site are applicable across the region,
other states may choose to customize the fact sheets, contact
information, and citizen pages to reflect their shoreland regulations
and specific agencies."

The Shoreland Guide site provides access to documents recognized as
important for shoreland management and includes printer-ready fact
sheets, scientific and technical literature,  publications that are out
of print, as well as new materials.  It also profiles citizen lake
restoration projects and supports an interactive state map that helps
users identify people to contact with shoreland questions.  The site
includes a glossary defining technical terms, agencies, and acronyms
often found in shoreland publications. 

The project was made possible by a grant to the University of Minnesota
Sea Grant Program from the Minnesota State Legislature through the
Board of Water and Soil Resources.  All materials were peer-reviewed.

If you prefer, a compact disk of the shoreland site is available for $4
by  contacting Minnesota Sea Grant (218-726-8106, www.seagrant.umn.edu,
or seagr@d.umn.edu). 

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