According to the enabling legislation, a star lake or river management plan must contain a baseline of the current condition of the lake or river based on scientific information and plans for addressing the following issues:
increases in native vegetation in the littoral area of the lake or river, where appropriate
increases in native vegetation on the shoreline areas of the lake or river, where appropriate
prevention, reduction, or elimination of aquatic invasive species in the lake or river
increasing or maintaining a healthy diverse fishery that is appropriate for the lake or river
how the association will work with state agencies and local government units to identify water pollution sources and impairments
how the association will assist state and local programs to generate data needed by state agencies and local government units in an appropriate format
promoting compliance with adopted shoreland zoning standards and shoreland best management practices
how the lake association will assure its involvement in public input opportunities for various local comprehensive and project-specific planning and zoning processes
education and recognition opportunities for shoreland owners and other entities that conduct activities affecting the quality of the lake or river
other activities that will coordinate with or enhance other state and local water management efforts.
Finally, the Star Lake or River Management Plan must be updated within five years of adoption by the lake or river association.
Links to entities offering technical support and required information for management plans are provided under the RESOURCES tab to the left.