Niagara Escarpment

The Niagara Escarpment contains natural communities and rare plants and animals that are restricted to or strongly associated with the near vertical or horizontal exposures of the Escarpment. Such as alvars, caves, sinkholes, talus slopes, and rock ledges and moist cliff faces...

These sensitive features along with the significance of the Niagara Escarpment for cultural resources and viewsheds, makes smart planning choices vital for the sustainability of the unique resource.

The following documents were created by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission to help communities and counties with Niagara Escarpment planning- related issues.

The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission currently serves as a co-chair of the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network along with East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The Network is a coalition of federal, state, and regional agencies; local and county governments; academia; non-profit organizations, and; individual landowners and citizens whose purpose is to provide a common forum for discussion and action which promotes planning for the protection and conservation of the Niagara Escarpment.  The Network has no regulatory control over private lands and exists to link people with information about the Niagara Escarpment.


For more information on the Niagara Escarpment, please contact:
Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Natural Resources Planner
Phone: (920) 448-2820