Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) is responsible for the upkeep and stewardship of the campus lands including the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. The lakeshore of the Preserve warrants proper stewardship in order to protect its fragile ecosystem.
Wis. Admin. Code UWS § 18.06 prescribes proper conduct on university lands. It prohibits docking, mooring, storage of boats, or similar equipment on university land except under conditions specified by the chief administrative officer.
For many years there were watercraft tie-up pins along the shoreline which were administered by the Wisconsin Union. The pins were removed and two watercraft storage areas were developed on hard surfaces so that the fragile shoreline could be protected.
The Wisconsin Union manages the watercraft storage areas with restrictions outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding with FP&M which operates the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.