Score Your Shore

DNR “Score Your Shore” Tool

The Minnesota DNR’s new Score Your Shore tool is designed to help citizens self-assess the habitat conditions and stewardship on their shoreland property and adjacent aquatic areas. The tool may also be used by organizations, such as lake associations, to assess multiple sites on a lake. Score Your Shore provides an objective and systematic method to assess the type, quantity and quality of the existing shoreland habitat as well as generate an awareness of what makes a high quality functioning shoreline buffer. Since the tool is intended to be a self-guided assessment, the DNR is not providing formal training or workshops. Individual groups can modify the tool to meet their specific needs.

See the DNR site: Score your Shore