Deer Lake and Shallows Survey Summary 2021

How does your shoreline rate?

The DNR developed this tool to evaluate your shoreline. The survey will guide you through a series of questions about how you use your property and make suggestions for improvements. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Interested in sharing what you learned with other lake residents? Send an email to to post your insights to the Deer Lake Facebook page.

Controlling Runoff

Better manage the runoff into the Lake. 

Runoff Checklist

Identify runoff concerns on your property.

Shoreline Buffer Restoration Guide

Natural buffer ideas. 

Restoration Stories

Find out how others were successful. 

Native Plant List

What grows around our lake? 

Native Seed Sources

What grows in our prairies and watersheds?