native vegetation on shoreline with dock

Shorelines along lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are all susceptible to erosion from excessive stormwater flows, wave action, and other factors. Many resources have been developed in Minnesota to reduce erosion and restore shorelines. Funding may be available to address areas of severe erosion.

shoreline restoration at Lake Phalen
Shoreline restoration at Lake Phalen, Saint Paul


Resources from the DNR

Maintaining and Restoring Natural Shorelines

Restore Your Shore

Score Your Shore

Shallow Lakes Program

Shoreline Alteration Information Sheets

BWSR Resources

What’s Working for Conservation


Dan Shaw
Senior Ecologist/Vegetation Specialist