Credit 1.1: No Shoreline Protection Structures
Credits are given for projects that do not use shoreline protection structures such as bulkheads, groins or other shore protection structures on the waterfront property, and none are proposed for the foreseeable future.
How to proceed
Whether measures to protect the shoreline from erosion are needed is an important consideration on many, though not all, waterfront properties. Chapter 4 of the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (Johannessen et al., 2014 – see full reference under “For more information”) provides help on assessing coastal processes that may be the cause of shoreline erosion. Particularly relevant to this credit, Chapter 6 looks at techniques for managing onsite erosion that do not rely on shoreline structures. While developed for marine shorelines, this document offers useful ideas for lake shoreline situations.
When applying for this credit, show the condition of the shoreline before and after any development project (using site design plans and photos) to illustrate that there are no shoreline protection structures.
Where This Credit Applies
This credit applies to any residential shoreline property. A distinction is made in the “Points Available” between rocky shores and sediment-based shores because ro
cky shores are resistant to erosion and typically do not need protective structures. Because it is easier to have no shoreline structures on rocky shores than on sediment-based shores, fewer points are available for properties with rocky shores.
Note that this credit cannot be combined with Credit 1.3: “Bulkhead Removal”; i.e., you cannot get points for this credit once a bulkhead or other shore protection structure is removed.
This credit offers up to 15 base points.
|No shoreline protection structures across 100% of the shoreline||Base points|
|On bedrock shore||10|
|On sediment shore||15|