|UPDATE: North Shore Management Board has a New Website!
NEW WEBSITE: Please use- www.northshoremanagementboard.org for the latest information on the North Shore Management Board
Additionally, a draft of the NSMB Updated Plan document can be viewed by clicking here
|North Shore Management Board- Previous Website
The North Shore Management Board is a ten-member Joint Powers Board that contains a representative from all local units of government that exercise zoning authority on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Most members joined the NSMB when it was originally created in 1987. Silver Creek Township joined the NSMB in 1999 upon the creation of the zoning ordinance for the Castle Danger Subordinate Service District, which is administered by the Township. Lake County administers other areas within the North Shore Management Zone in Silver Creek Township. |
The North Shore Management Board is responsible for defining the minimum zoning standards for Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. The Board’s area of authority is property that lies between a Lake Superior and a line that is 300 feet inland from Highway 61 or a line that is 1,000 feet from Lake Superior, whichever is greater.
The North Shore Management Board finished an update of its Management Plan in June of 2004. The NSMB is now working with the participating entities to implement the new regulations.
The NSMB has two subcommittees. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is made up of zoning administrators and agency officials with interests in North Shore land use, and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has a membership of interested citizens.
The NSMB meets about four times a year as does the TAC. The CAC meets as requested by the Board.
|NSMB Environmental Website
|This website was designed to make the North Shore Region's scientific information available. The website is currently under development, but follow this link to view available information.|
|North Shore GIS Collaborative
|This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in conjunction with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. |
The NSMB received a grant from the Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program to complete the North Shore GIS Collaborative project. $15,000 was granted from the Coastal Program and matched with $5,000 from NSMB local funding. This project was developed after a GIS Assessment that was completed that identified that many communities along the North Shore did not have access to Geographic Information Systems. The NSMB and NSMB Technical Advisory Committee understand the significance of GIS and how it can help the local governments make wise land use decisions.
This project has been facilitated by ARDC and overseen by both the NSMB and TAC. A Steering Committee is the working group for the project. This committee is made up of representatives from local governments (staff who would likely utilize the GIS product) and other GIS users and professionals from the area. This Committee is working to create a Web-based GIS product that is user friendly and accessible to local governments. It is a tool for mapping and other geographical analysis. The interface has data such as civil division boundaries, major and local roads, aerial photographs and more. Another goal of the project is to spur GIS data development along the Shore. With this tool, local governments are more apt to develop data that they are able to use without expensive software or extensive training.
October 15, 2008 Meeting 1 Summary
January 6, 2009 Meeting 2 Summary
May 5th, 2009 Meeting 3 Summary
Meeting 4 Notice and Agenda
PHASE 1 FINAL REPORT
Click here to read a report that documents the first phase of the North Shore GIS Collaborative.
|Visit the Erosion Webpage HERE|
|Informative Presentation of the NSMB
|Regional Priority Projects
|In 2004 when the NSMB finished the North Shore Management Plan Update a number of projects or future efforts were identified as priorities for the NSMB. The NSMB will continue to work on this list of projects in the upcoming years. In July of 2006 the North Shore Management Board received funds from Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program to complete three projects including Node Identification, Wastewater Assessment, and Ridgeline Viewshed Identification and Assesment. These projects were completed in June 2007:|
North Shore Node Definition Project
North Shore Wastewater Assessment Report
North Shore Ridgeline Viewshed Identification and Assessment Report
The map for this project can be viewed HERE
In July 2007 the NSMB began work on three more Regional Priority Projects that include the following projects that were completed in the Spring of 2008:
Innovative Planned Unit Development Research
Erosion Hazard Area Planning Definition Process
North Shore GIS Assessment
|State of the Coast -2008 Conference Information
|The 2008 State of the Coast Conference was held May 1st. |
92 elected officials, planning commissioners, citizens, agency representatives, and professional organizations attended the event.
Listen to a Radio Clip
Conference speakers included:
Randall Arendt Website Several conservation land use links available here also.
Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
Dr. Valerie Brady
Natural Resource Research Institute
Minnesota Sea Grant
Minnesota Land Trust
|North Shore Management Board Members
|North Shore Management Plan Update-June 2004
|Cover Page and Table of Contents (800 KB)|
Chapter 1 (400 KB)
Chapter 2 (200 KB)
Chapter 3 (200 KB)
Chapter 4 (200 KB)
Appendix A -Maps (8 MB)
Appendix B - F (1 MB)
Appendix G - Shoreland Management Area Maps (4.1 MB)
If you would like a CD ROM of this document mailed to you, contact Andy Hubley.
|North Shore Management Board c/o ARDC|
Attn: Andy Hubley
221 W 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802