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The Science Behind Lake Wise

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Benefits of Shoreland Buffer Widths
Diagram of benefits of buffer widths

Act 138 Executive Summary

Act 138 Report
2013 Legislative Report on Shoreland Management Options, see PART 2, page 109

National Lakes Assessment

Gauging the Health of Vermont’s Lakes Report 

Vermont Lakes Scorecard
The Vermont Lakes Scorecard shows how lakes in Vermont score for nutrient enrichment, invasive species, shoreland development, and atmospheric deposition. 

Vermont Lake Monitoring Data
Link to Vermont Water Quality database information

Determining if Maine’s Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act Standards are Effective at Protecting Aquatic Habitat

The Vermont and Maine Shoreland Zoning Study and Story
Maine's Shoreland Zoning is Working!

Vermont's Remaining Undeveloped Lakeshores
59% of shoreland on lakes greater than 20 acres remains undeveloped

Social Sciences Part One and Part Two
Results of the largest social sciences study, funded by the Homeland Security and researched by Dennis Mileti and Linda Borc shows that one of the biggest factors to change behavior is the social cue of what others around us are doing. 

Examining Shorelines, Littorally
The Effects of Unbuffered Lakeshore Development on Littoral Habitat, or – More Accurately – Littoral Biotope

Next Generation Lake Assessments

Resources for Bioengineering and Living Shorelands