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BAYFIELD COUNTY: Management of Eurasian Water Milfoil - Twin Bear Lake, Bayfield Co.

Bayfield County will sponsor a project for the treatment of Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) in Twin Bear Lake within the Pike Chain of Lakes. This project is a cooperative project including the Iron River Lake Association, local municipalities and private citizens. The project includes both pre and post plant surveys of the entire Pike Chain, chemical treatment of EWM, manual removal of EWM through the use of certified scuba divers, start up of a volunteer monitoring program to watch for EWM, and education awareness efforts through the use of media coverage, public meetings, letters and personal contacts with propoerty owners.

EWM will be chemically treated in accordance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management permit.

Project Type AIS_GRANT - Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Project ID AIRR-009-05
Year Started 2005
Status COMPLETE

Activities

  • Informational Meetings
  • Control Invasive Species
  • Monitor Invasive Species
  • Educate Lake Residents
  • Issue News/Media Release
  • Monitor Pre and Post Treatment
  • Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey

People/Organizations Involved

  • Iron River Lakes Association