The Door Peninsula is known for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Its rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, marshy bays, fertile wetlands, and conifer forests provide habitat for plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. The resources featured in this topic provide a better understanding of the Door Peninsula ecosystem and guide decision-making about its management.
The Nature Conservancy
This article provides background on history and ecological significance of the Door Peninsula. It also describes The Nature Conservancy’s work in the area.
This tool provides real-time observation data stretching from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay.
Sturgeon Bay Buoys
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
This site displays data from buoys placed in and around Sturgeon Bay on the Door Peninsula.
Satellite-Derived Great Lakes Remote Sensing
Michigan Tech Research Institute
This tool allows the viewer to visualize products derived from remote sensing data for each of the five lakes. Products include Lake Surface Temperature, Harmful Algal Blooms, Chlorophlyy, Disolved Organic Carbon and Suspended Mineral levels.
Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer
Association of State Floodplain Managers
This interactive map includes geolocated oblique air photos of Wisconsin’s shorelines from the mid-1970s to present day, shoreline inventories showing coastal structures, assessments of bluff conditions, and bluff and bathymetric profiles.
Lake Michigan and Huron Operational Forecast System
NOAA National Ocean Service
This NOAA project provides short-term predictions of water levels, currents and water temperatures in Lake Superior.
Door County Great Lakes Quest
Wisconsin Sea Grant & Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
Great Lakes Quests are virtual learning activities about coastal issues and places in Wisconsin in the form of an interactive story map. The quests contain educational components including links to external multimedia content and inquiry-based questions to answer.
Placed-Based Maps and Data
Door County GIS
This portal contains GIS data, plat maps, parcel locators, and historic aerial photos for Door County.
Door Peninsula Shoreline Mapping
National Geodetic Survey
These data provide an accurate high-resolution shoreline compiled from imagery of Door Peninsula, Algoma to Point Sable, WI. These datasets may be beneficial for performing change analysis for erosion and accretion studies, land use planning, determination of boundary extent, and other types of decision making.