But an APA campaign to reinterpret the definition of hunting and fishing cabins was not so lucky and failed to sway the court in its favor.
The agency had wanted to further restrict the use of the term "hunting and fishing cabin" to off-the-grid buildings with no foundation.
But the court found this move to be outside of APA authority without a mandate from the state legislative bodies.
Because of the court's decision, roads on waterfront property will now be considered natural subdivision boundaries and allow landowners to sell land as such without an agency permit.
According to APA spokesman Keith McKeever, the agency has not yet decided if it will appeal any part of the decision that ruled against it.
"We are still in the review process," McKeever said.