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Overview

The multi-step process of selecting a site for the Green Bay NERR is overseen by three committees: Site Coordination Committee, Site Development Committee, and Site Evaluation Committee. 
 


Researcher in a boat taking water quality measurements. Photo by Bobbie Webster.
Public Engagement
 

A virtual Kickoff Event will launch the site seleciton process. This event will provide an overview of the process for selecting a site and be an opportunity for community groups, stakeholders, and landowners to ask questions about the reserve designation. 







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Point au Sable Nature Preserve. Photo by Bobbie Webster.Site Development  
  
The Site Development Committee will review the relevant geography being considered for a site, draft criteria to be used in the site selection process, and identify 3-5 optimal candidate locations for the Green Bay NERR.





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A point with trees surrounding at Toft Point State Natural Area. Photo by Bobbie Webster.Site Nomination & Boundary Delineation
  

The Site Evaluation Committee will agree upon a process for applying the site selection criteria. The committee will review the candidate sites and recommend a final site for nomination and delineate boundaries of the proposed site. 



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Submission of Site Nomination to the Governor's Office
  

The Site Coordination Committee will prepare a Nomination Document for submission to the Governor's Office and NOAA. The Nomination Package will provide an overview of the process used to a make a final site nomination, the design of the proposed site relative to reserve requirements, the site's compatibility with existing land and water uses, and its alignment with regional stakeholders.