Shoreline Protection Provisions

More refined shoreline provisions may address a host of other environmental protection issues such as the application of fertilizers or weed killers in near shore areas, the trimming of shoreline vegetation for views, prohibitions on removal or replacement of natural shoreline vegetation with grass or ornamental landscaping, or requiring restoration of damaged natural vegetation in near shore areas and the like. These regulations tend to vary dramatically across the state, but for the most part, provide some measure of protection from overuse or removal of natural vegetation near the shore. These may also be called buffer strip or greenbelt provisions.

For more information on this topic, see Appendix S – Shoreline Protection.

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