This is an opportunity to get down to the Lake Superior waterfront, build coastal observation skills, and learn a new tool.
Join the Coastal Hazards of Superior (CHAOS) Community of Practice (CoP), a group focusing on the Minnesota and Wisconsin coasts of western Lake Superior, for a field trip to Lake Superior's south shore.
- Spotting signs of erosion
- Estimating shoreline erosion rates
- Understanding bluff slope stability
This field trip will start at Schafer Beach public access point to view a range of eroding shoreline conditions in bluff and beach environments.
- Demonstrate a site assessment tool that can be used to document signs of shoreline erosion
- Show how to collect the data and measurements needed to determine the risk of erosion and bluff instability to coastal buildings, structures, and habitats.
- Registration required.
- This field trip is full. All participant spaces have been filled.
- This field trip is free and open to members of the CHAOS CoP.
- Join the CHAOS community.
Field trip leaders
- Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Sea Grant Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist.
- Hannah Paulson, J. Philip Keillor Wisconsin Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellow.
Karina Heim, coastal training program coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Image credit: Association of State Floodplain Managers. 2021. Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer. Madison, WI. no.floods.org/wcmp.