Within 100 feet of high water, certain shoreland zoning rules apply regarding removal of vegetation such as trees , shrubs and understory vegetation and disturbance of soils. Permission must be obtained from the Bureau to make any alterations on the State lands especially within this 100 - foot strip shoreland protection zone. Trees and brush may not be cut just to improve the view. In addition to live trees and vegetation this also applies to any dead standing trees, dead branches or dying trees.
If there are concerns about the need to remove vegetation for fire hazards or safety issues, BP & L has procedures in place to address those. All removal of trees and vegetation or disturbance to soils on the State lands must have prior approval from the Regional Lands Manager or Augusta staff. So be smart, and help preserve the integrity of the lake shore by not removing live trees and shrubs that retain and protect the shoreline from high water erosion and by not removing dead trees/branches that provide habitat for a variety of critters.