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Erosion Forum
Since 1987 when the North Shore Management Board (NSMB) was formed, erosion has continued to be a topic of concern, given Lake Superior’s changing water levels, clay banks, steep bluffs, and major wave capacity, the North Shore has potential for many erosion issues.

Recently the NSMB has discussed the lack of resources and project examples that local governments can refer to when an erosion control project is proposed to them. This Erosion Forum was organized to educate elected officials and planning commissioners in erosion issues and highlight what to look for when approving erosion related projects on the North Shore. A series of presentations by local experts on erosion and stormwater control gave an overview of erosion issues and reviewed some efforts that are underway. Also a series of site visits near the Two Harbors area gave further insight into the considerations necessary to reduce erosion. There was also a facilitated discussion on how to aid local governments in addressing erosion.

Erosion Forum Summary Document
Erosion Forum Summary

Erosion Forum Agenda

Erosion Forum Videos
These links will bring you to YouTube videos about erosion:

Jesse Schomberg

Tim Nelson

Wayne Seidel

Site Assessment

Previous NSMB Erosion Efforts
Erosion Hazard Area Planning Definition Process

This project was funded in part by the
Coastal Zone Management Act, by
NOAA’S Office of Ocean and
Coastal Resource Management,
in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior
Coastal Program.
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More about Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program can be found at their website


Board Members
-City of Beaver Bay

Jan Sivertson
-Cook County

Wendy Gustofson
-Town of Duluth

Tracy Benson
-City of Grand Marais

Rich Sve
-Lake County

Pete Stauber
-St. Louis County

Scott Johnson
-Silver Bay
(Vice Chair)

Mike Hoops
-Town of Silver Creek
(NSMB Chair)

Robin Glaser
-City of Two Harbors

Clicking the link below the board members name will open the website to their area of representation.

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Contact Information
North Shore Management Board c/o ARDC
Attn: Justin Otsea
221 W 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-529-7529


Meeting Information and Previous Meetings

Annal Reports
View the interactive 2012 North Shore Management Plan report HERE

NSMB 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
View the Comprehensive Plan document HERE

Environmental Website

North Shore GIS Collaborative

Erosion Forum

Rain Garden Assessment (2015)

Regional Priority Projects

State of the Coast Conference