In 2004, a study of the Eastman Lake shore was conducted by Tamsen Bolte, an Environmental Needs Assessment intern from Colby-Sawyer. The study was sponsored by Lakes and Streams committee at that time. In 2016, the Eastman Charitable Foundation sponsored another study, to review the status of the lakeshore. The results are contained in this publication. This was not a site-by-site comparison, as the original study did not describe vegetation per site, as the 2016 study does.