Living With The Shore
Conflicts over the development ad use of Great Lakes shorelands are growing because coastal shorelands are so special. People want to build on, live close to and recreate within the most beautiful, dynamic, and dangerous of places--on the shore as close to the water as possible. Those conflicts are emblematic of the larger challenges we face in conserving the myriad natural resources we enjoy while respecting the rights and interests of private property owners. Can we figure out how to reconcile those conflicts along the shore, and if so, can we carry those lessons learned to other settings?