The Wisconsin Coastal Management Project of Special Merit is focused on providing data, tools, and training to coastal communities in Wisconsin. The project is starting by focusing on the Lake Superior region and tackling one of the key issues impacting communities in that region: culverts.

As rain events become more frequent and intense, so does the damage to culverts. Through inventory and mapping, at-risk culverts can be identified and upgraded replacements can be justified. This project aims to provide the resources needed for coastal and culvert managers to quickly and appropriately respond to damages or identify vulnerable culverts before catastrophe.