Watershed - Lower North Branch Oconto River (GB05)
Lower North Branch Oconto River Watershed

Details

The Lower North Branch Oconto River Watershed lies in central Oconto County. Small portions of the watershed extend into west central Marinette County, southern Forest County, northeastern Langlade County and northeastern Menominee County. There are many small, unclassified streams in this watershed. Wetlands are abundant in the southeastern portion of the watershed around Peshtigo Brook. Point sources discharging in this watershed include Wabeno Sanitary District No.1, DNR's Lakewood Fish Hatchery, and Nicolet Forest Bottling Company.

Date  1993

Ecological Landscapes for Lower North Branch Oconto River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lower Branch Oconto River Watershed is located in three ecological landscapes, from northwest to southeast: the North Central Forest, the Forest Transition and the Northeast Sands. The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone. The Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape occupies a relatively narrow, vertical band of land in northeast Wisconsin. This landscape formed in glacial outwash sand plains (some of them pitted), and has steep outcropping Precambrian bedrock knolls of basalt, rhyolite, or granite. Sandy ground moraines and end moraines are also interspersed in the landscape. Historically, extensive oak/jack pine barrens and jack pine forests were found in the outwash sand portions of this Ecological Landscape. Moraines supported forests of hardwoods, red pine, and white pine. Outwash plains often contained pitted depressions, resulting in numerous wetlands and kettle lakes. Most of this Ecological Landscape is still forested; aspen predominates, followed by northern hardwoods. Jack pine remains on the outwash plains along with northern pin oak. There are several important occurrences of jack pine/oak barren communities. A small percentage of this Ecological Landscape contains spruce-fir-cedar forest and lowland hardwood forest. The Brazeau Swamp is one of the best representations of large cedar swamp forests in northern Wisconsin.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
8/10/2009
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Flowering Rush Project: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to: control Flowering Rush through chemical treatment in the waters of Archibald Lake, during the period 2011 - 2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 30, 2010. The project includes: conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys to monitor the presence of Flowering Rush; treating Flowering Rush infested areas in waters of Archibald Lake with aquatic herbicide(s); conducting watercraft inspections; participating in the Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network; and mailing educational information to Association members. Any persons conducting watercraft inspections or participating in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will enroll in a current Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network workshop. Watercraft inspection and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database (SWIMS). Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Flowering Rush Project: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to: control Flowering Rush through chemical treatment in the waters of Archibald Lake, during the period 2011 - 2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 30, 2010. The project includes: conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys to monitor the presence of Flowering Rush; treating Flowering Rush infested areas in waters of Archibald Lake with aquatic herbicide(s); conducting watercraft inspections; participating in the Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network; and mailing educational information to Association members. Any persons conducting watercraft inspections or participating in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will enroll in a current Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network workshop. Watercraft inspection and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database (SWIMS). Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Flowering Rush Project: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to: control Flowering Rush through chemical treatment in the waters of Archibald Lake, during the period 2011 - 2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 30, 2010. The project includes: conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys to monitor the presence of Flowering Rush; treating Flowering Rush infested areas in waters of Archibald Lake with aquatic herbicide(s); conducting watercraft inspections; participating in the Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network; and mailing educational information to Association members. Any persons conducting watercraft inspections or participating in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will enroll in a current Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network workshop. Watercraft inspection and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database (SWIMS). Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Ew And Clp Management: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will continue to monitor and control Eurasion Milfoil and Curly-leaf Pond Weed through a variety of means, including monitoring, treatment and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Crooked Lake
Status
Complete

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked Lk Apm & Cbcw Education & Prevention Plan: AMENDED SCOPE: The Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Crooked, Bass, and Gilkey lakes during the period 2007 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District's Aquatic invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated July 28, 2007. The project includes; hiring an aquatic plant management company to conduct annual pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys, according to the WDNR established guidelines, to monitor the extent of Eurasian Water Milfoil and efficacy of treatments; updating the Aquatic Plant Management Plan; treating Eurasian Water Milfoil with aquatic herbicides; implementing a volunteer aquatic plant monitoring program; continue the "clean boats clean water" program. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Three annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR.
The grantee will provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft of the final report for comment on report adequacy prior to requesting final reimbursement. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Explosion Lake
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R Dist. proposes to: a) control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist, and b) in partnership with the Townsend Flowage Assn, conduct EWM monitoring and preventative measures in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist and Townsend Flowage, during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District AIS Grant application, dated January 25, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and surveys of untreated waters annually to monitor the presence of EWM and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), extent of EWM and the efficacy of the previous year's treatment; installing and relocating buoys to mark known EWM beds; treating EWM infested areas in waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist with aquatic herbicide(s); performing water quality testing for watershed assessment, with the results sent to the State Lab of Hygiene; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including constructing and erecting kiosks at boat landings, mailing educational information to District and Association members, and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" **25** brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Explosion Lake
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Horn Lake
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Little Horn Lake
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R Dist. proposes to: a) control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist, and b) in partnership with the Townsend Flowage Assn, conduct EWM monitoring and preventative measures in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist and Townsend Flowage, during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District AIS Grant application, dated January 25, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and surveys of untreated waters annually to monitor the presence of EWM and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), extent of EWM and the efficacy of the previous year's treatment; installing and relocating buoys to mark known EWM beds; treating EWM infested areas in waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist with aquatic herbicide(s); performing water quality testing for watershed assessment, with the results sent to the State Lab of Hygiene; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including constructing and erecting kiosks at boat landings, mailing educational information to District and Association members, and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" **25** brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Little Horn Lake
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
McCaslin Brook
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R Dist. proposes to: a) control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist, and b) in partnership with the Townsend Flowage Assn, conduct EWM monitoring and preventative measures in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist and Townsend Flowage, during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District AIS Grant application, dated January 25, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and surveys of untreated waters annually to monitor the presence of EWM and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), extent of EWM and the efficacy of the previous year's treatment; installing and relocating buoys to mark known EWM beds; treating EWM infested areas in waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist with aquatic herbicide(s); performing water quality testing for watershed assessment, with the results sent to the State Lab of Hygiene; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including constructing and erecting kiosks at boat landings, mailing educational information to District and Association members, and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" **25** brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
McCaslin Brook
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Reservoir Pond
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R Dist. proposes to: a) control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist, and b) in partnership with the Townsend Flowage Assn, conduct EWM monitoring and preventative measures in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist and Townsend Flowage, during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District AIS Grant application, dated January 25, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and surveys of untreated waters annually to monitor the presence of EWM and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), extent of EWM and the efficacy of the previous year's treatment; installing and relocating buoys to mark known EWM beds; treating EWM infested areas in waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist with aquatic herbicide(s); performing water quality testing for watershed assessment, with the results sent to the State Lab of Hygiene; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including constructing and erecting kiosks at boat landings, mailing educational information to District and Association members, and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" **25** brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Reservoir Pond
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Townsend Flowage
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R Dist. proposes to: a) control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist, and b) in partnership with the Townsend Flowage Assn, conduct EWM monitoring and preventative measures in the waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist and Townsend Flowage, during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District AIS Grant application, dated January 25, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and surveys of untreated waters annually to monitor the presence of EWM and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), extent of EWM and the efficacy of the previous year's treatment; installing and relocating buoys to mark known EWM beds; treating EWM infested areas in waters of the Inland Lakes P&R Dist with aquatic herbicide(s); performing water quality testing for watershed assessment, with the results sent to the State Lab of Hygiene; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including constructing and erecting kiosks at boat landings, mailing educational information to District and Association members, and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" **25** brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Townsend Flowage
Status
In_Progress

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Town Of Townsend Ewm Control Project: The Inland Lakes P&R District No.1 proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in the district\2019s boundaries of Reservoir Pond, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake, Little Horn Lake, McCaslin Brook, and the Townsend Flowage during the period of 2011-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Inland Lakes P&R District\2019s No.1 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 27, 2010. The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys, in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources established protocol, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper, conducting watercraft inspections and Citizen Lake Monitoring. Anyone performing Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspections and Citizen lake Monitoring (CLMN) adopt a shoreline program must enroll in a current CBCW or CLMN training workshop. Watercraft inspection records and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online SWIMS Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 4-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/10/2009
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Ewm Treatment & Control Project: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Archibald Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2009 \2013 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated August 8, 2009. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM, including a full lake rake point index survey during EWM peak growing seasons June \2013 August, controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments, continuing and expanding the current CBCW program, continuing to monitor Archibald for invasive species using approved CLMN AIS monitoring protocols, and continuing to take an active role in educating all who use the lake. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. If the consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/10/2009
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Ewm Treatment & Control Project: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Archibald Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2009 \2013 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated August 8, 2009. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM, including a full lake rake point index survey during EWM peak growing seasons June \2013 August, controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments, continuing and expanding the current CBCW program, continuing to monitor Archibald for invasive species using approved CLMN AIS monitoring protocols, and continuing to take an active role in educating all who use the lake. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. If the consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Rr Phase 2: The Archibald Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian Water Milvoil in Archbald Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2014-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Archibald Lake Association Aquatic Invasive Species Control application dated 10/29/13. The project includes conducting the Point Intercept surveys listed below:
2014- a) pre-treatment EWM presence/absence PI surveys in entire West lobe b) pre-treatment littoral zone visual survey in East lobe c) late summer full species plygon PI surveys in west lobe of treatment areas. 2015- a) pre-treatment EWM presence/absence polygon surveys in West lobe of treatment areas b) pre-treatment littoral zone visual survey in East lobe c) late summer full species polygon surveys in West lobe of treatment areas. 2016 - a) pre-treatment EWM presence/absence PI surveys in entire West lobe b) Pre-treatment littoral zone visual survey in East lobe c) late summer full species polygon PII surverys in West lobe of treatment areas. 2017 pre-treatment EWM presence/absence polygon surveys in West lobe of treatment areas b) pre-treatment littoral zone visual survey in East lobe c) late summer full lake PI survey in west lobe., See "Comments"


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Ewm Control Project: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Chute Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District's Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Grant application, dated June 25, 2008. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program that entails two educational newsletters and press releases via Chute Lake's personal website. In addition, at the district's annual meeting CBCW volunteers will be solicited. A final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/24/2006
Waters Involved
Explosion Lake
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Horn Lake And Reservoir Pond Ewm Treatment: The Inland Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an AIS Rapid Response project to manage the newly discovered population of Eurasian watermilfoil in Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake; and to hamper the spread of exotic species within the District through prevention and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/24/2006
Waters Involved
Horn Lake
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Horn Lake And Reservoir Pond Ewm Treatment: The Inland Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an AIS Rapid Response project to manage the newly discovered population of Eurasian watermilfoil in Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake; and to hamper the spread of exotic species within the District through prevention and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/24/2006
Waters Involved
Little Horn Lake
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Horn Lake And Reservoir Pond Ewm Treatment: The Inland Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an AIS Rapid Response project to manage the newly discovered population of Eurasian watermilfoil in Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake; and to hamper the spread of exotic species within the District through prevention and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/24/2006
Waters Involved
McCaslin Brook
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Horn Lake And Reservoir Pond Ewm Treatment: The Inland Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an AIS Rapid Response project to manage the newly discovered population of Eurasian watermilfoil in Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake; and to hamper the spread of exotic species within the District through prevention and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Ewm Control Project: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Chute Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District's Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Grant application, dated June 25, 2008. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program that entails two educational newsletters and press releases via Chute Lake's personal website. In addition, at the district's annual meeting CBCW volunteers will be solicited. A final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Pine Ridge Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Town Of Lakewood Pine Ridge Lake Emer. Resp.:
The Town of Lakewood proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in Pine Ridge Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2014-2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Lakewood\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Emergency Response Grant application, dated January 29, 2014.

The project includes conducting two Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf ; controlling Eurasian Watermilfoil with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes, soliciting the in-kind volunteer work that is identified in the grant application. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 2-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic. pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/24/2006
Waters Involved
Reservoir Pond
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Horn Lake And Reservoir Pond Ewm Treatment: The Inland Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an AIS Rapid Response project to manage the newly discovered population of Eurasian watermilfoil in Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake; and to hamper the spread of exotic species within the District through prevention and education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/7/2006
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Wheeler Lake Assn, Inc: Wheeler Lake Ais Rapid Response Project: The Wheeler Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Wheeler Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2006 - 2009. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Wheeler Lake Association's Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 10, 2007. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an awareness & education program, and conducting watercraft inspection. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"\FFFD brand.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/18/2009
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Wheeler Lake Assn, Inc: Wheeler Lake Early Detection & Respnse Project: The Wheeler Lake Assn proposs to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Wheeler Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Wheeler Lake Assn's AIS Control Grant application, dated January 28, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys, including a full Point Intercept Survey, and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an AIS prevention strategy that includes developing an information and ecucation program, and conducting watercraft inspections. A current Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCS) workshop will be taken to receive updated CBCW materials for boater education. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"tm brand. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Management Plan: The Archibald Lake Association is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan consistent with NR 198.43 for Archibald Lake in Oconto County.

Project final deliverables include: 1)Water Quality and Watershed Analysis, 2)Fishery Data Compilation and Integration, 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4)Aquatic/ Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5)Aquatic Invasive Aquatic Plant Surveys, 6) Completion of a WDNR \2013Approved Stakeholder Survey, 7)Public Participation in the Planning Process, 8)Clean Boats Clean Waters

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Watershed analysis completed primarily with WiLMS and predictive equations.
3) Fishery compilation and integration within management plan
4) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
5) Professional Zebra Mussel monitoring
6) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
7) Clean Boat Clean Water Inspections with a minimum of 200 hours per boat landing
8) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All data CBCW and CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked Lake Management Plan: The Crooked Lake Area Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan consistent with NR 198.43 for Crooked Lakes in Oconto County.

Project final deliverables include: 1)Water Quality and Watershed Analysis, 2)Fishery Data Compilation and Integration, 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4)Aquatic/ Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5)Aquatic Invasive Aquatic Plant Surveys, 6) Completion of a WDNR \2013Approved Stakeholder Survey, 7)Public Participation in the Planning Process, 8)Clean Boats Clean Waters

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Watershed analysis completed primarily with WiLMS and predictive equations.
3) Fishery compilation and integration within management plan
4) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
5) Professional Zebra Mussel monitoring
6) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
7) Clean Boat Clean Water Inspections with a minimum of 200 hours per boat landing
8) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All data CBCW and CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Crooked Lake
Status
Complete

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked Lake Apm Plan Project: The Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to develop an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan in 2006, which will focus on native plant protection and prevention, and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 16, 2006. The project includes conducting aquatic plant surveys on Crooked, Bass and Gilkey Lakes; determining the extent, distribution and density of AIS, including curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian water-milfoil and purple loosestrife; developing an herbarium of pressed plants for use by Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District members; preparing and developing an APM Plan consistent with DNR guidelines, including an AIS prevention and control plan; creating geographic information system produced maps of the plant community; educating the lake users of native plant protection and AIS prevention and control measures; and implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. The final report will include the Crooked Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Crooked Lake
Status
Proposed

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked Lake Management Plan: The Crooked Lake Area Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan consistent with NR 198.43 for Crooked Lakes in Oconto County.

Project final deliverables include: 1)Water Quality and Watershed Analysis, 2)Fishery Data Compilation and Integration, 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4)Aquatic/ Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5)Aquatic Invasive Aquatic Plant Surveys, 6) Completion of a WDNR \2013Approved Stakeholder Survey, 7)Public Participation in the Planning Process, 8)Clean Boats Clean Waters

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Watershed analysis completed primarily with WiLMS and predictive equations.
3) Fishery compilation and integration within management plan
4) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
5) Professional Zebra Mussel monitoring
6) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
7) Clean Boat Clean Water Inspections with a minimum of 200 hours per boat landing
8) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All data CBCW and CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Gilkey Lake
Status
Proposed

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked Lake Management Plan: The Crooked Lake Area Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan consistent with NR 198.43 for Crooked Lakes in Oconto County.

Project final deliverables include: 1)Water Quality and Watershed Analysis, 2)Fishery Data Compilation and Integration, 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4)Aquatic/ Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5)Aquatic Invasive Aquatic Plant Surveys, 6) Completion of a WDNR \2013Approved Stakeholder Survey, 7)Public Participation in the Planning Process, 8)Clean Boats Clean Waters

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Watershed analysis completed primarily with WiLMS and predictive equations.
3) Fishery compilation and integration within management plan
4) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
5) Professional Zebra Mussel monitoring
6) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
7) Clean Boat Clean Water Inspections with a minimum of 200 hours per boat landing
8) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All data CBCW and CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
McCaslin Brook
Status
Complete

Town Of Townsend: Townsend Flowage Apm Plan Development: The Town of Townsend, on behalf of the Townsend Flowage Association, proposes to develop an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan in 2006, which will focus on native plant management and development of contingency plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS) management, and conduct activities to prevent the introduction of AIS. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Townsend's Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 24, 2006. The project includes conducting point-intercept aquatic plant surveys on Townsend Flowage and McCaslin Brook, following DNR protocols; mapping the distribution and acreage of nuisance aquatic plants; conducting a water quality assessment, including water quality monitoring and determining the Trophic State Index; conducting a watershed assessment, including determining land uses and cover types within the watershed, and identifying potential nutrient and pollutant sources within the watershed; preparing and developing an APM Plan consistent with DNR guidelines, including an AIS prevention and contingency control plan; educating lake users of native plant value, nutrient management, habitat protection, and AIS prevention and control measures; and implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. The final report will include the Townsend Flowage Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Townsend Flowage
Status
Complete

Town Of Townsend: Townsend Flowage Apm Plan Development: The Town of Townsend, on behalf of the Townsend Flowage Association, proposes to develop an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan in 2006, which will focus on native plant management and development of contingency plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS) management, and conduct activities to prevent the introduction of AIS. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Townsend's Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 24, 2006. The project includes conducting point-intercept aquatic plant surveys on Townsend Flowage and McCaslin Brook, following DNR protocols; mapping the distribution and acreage of nuisance aquatic plants; conducting a water quality assessment, including water quality monitoring and determining the Trophic State Index; conducting a watershed assessment, including determining land uses and cover types within the watershed, and identifying potential nutrient and pollutant sources within the watershed; preparing and developing an APM Plan consistent with DNR guidelines, including an AIS prevention and contingency control plan; educating lake users of native plant value, nutrient management, habitat protection, and AIS prevention and control measures; and implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. The final report will include the Townsend Flowage Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Bass Lake Improvement Assn: Bass Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Bass Lake Improvment Association (Oconto Co) is sponoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project for 2013 at one public boat landing on Bass Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Binder Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bullfrog Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Caldron Falls Reservoir*
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Chain Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Crab Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Forbes Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hickey Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hidden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lackawanna Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake John
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lincoln Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Miriam Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Moody Lake
Status
Complete

Moody Lake Area Association: Lmi-Moody Lake Aeration Project: Based on an LPL grant awarded to Moody Lake Area Assn, aeration design, cost and installation was analysed and approved by the department. This project will provide aeration of the lake to increase oxygen during times when levels become critically low.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Munger Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Pine Ridge Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sellin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sullivan Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring - Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring -Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Waubee Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Management Plan: The Archibald Lake Assn proposes to conduct a lake management study to determine the baseline conditions of the lake and surrounding area. The project will consist of water quality sampling and laboratory analysis; groundwater flow determination; lake watershed and land use mapping; evaluation of source water to the lake; and completion of a final report. The final reportr will recommend further study or action to support a lake management plan; and will be presented at the annual association meeting, newsletter and the Wis. DNR.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Management Plan: The Archibald Lake Assn proposes to conduct a lake management study to determine the baseline conditions of the lake and surrounding area. The project will consist of water quality sampling and laboratory analysis; groundwater flow determination; lake watershed and land use mapping; evaluation of source water to the lake; and completion of a final report. The final reportr will recommend further study or action to support a lake management plan; and will be presented at the annual association meeting, newsletter and the Wis. DNR.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/13/2003
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Hydrology Evaluation: This project is a continuation of the Archibald Lake Phase 1 Lake Study. This study will gather more in depth information regarding the hydrological sources for water coming into the lake to gain more information on the hydrological source of water supplying Archibald Lake. The proposed study will aid in resolving questions of lake hydrology and nutrient fluxes to the lake. This information will be used to eventually develop a comprehensive lake management plan.
The Archibald Lake Assn proposes to conduct a project that will include additional water chemistry studies for the east and west basins and the inlet creek. Instream flow will be measured of the small inlet stream where it enters the lake. Groundwater level monitoring will be measured by installing sand points in eight new locations around the lake to determine where groundwater is entering the lake. Water quality parmaeters such as conductivity will be measured along the shoreline to determine where spring ares may be contributing groundwater to the lake.

Deliverables will include a report presenting the study findings. The report will recommend possible courses of action for development of a lake management plan.The findings will be presented to the Archibald Lake Association and incorporated in the association newsletter


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/13/2003
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Hydrology Evaluation: This project is a continuation of the Archibald Lake Phase 1 Lake Study. This study will gather more in depth information regarding the hydrological sources for water coming into the lake to gain more information on the hydrological source of water supplying Archibald Lake. The proposed study will aid in resolving questions of lake hydrology and nutrient fluxes to the lake. This information will be used to eventually develop a comprehensive lake management plan.
The Archibald Lake Assn proposes to conduct a project that will include additional water chemistry studies for the east and west basins and the inlet creek. Instream flow will be measured of the small inlet stream where it enters the lake. Groundwater level monitoring will be measured by installing sand points in eight new locations around the lake to determine where groundwater is entering the lake. Water quality parmaeters such as conductivity will be measured along the shoreline to determine where spring ares may be contributing groundwater to the lake.

Deliverables will include a report presenting the study findings. The report will recommend possible courses of action for development of a lake management plan.The findings will be presented to the Archibald Lake Association and incorporated in the association newsletter


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Complete

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Septic Evaluation Ph 3: This grant is the third phase in a comprehensive study of the lake and its watershed in order to develop a final comprehensive plan and recommendations for preserving the lake's water quality and resources. This third phase of study will include a septic system evaluation of resident systems on the lake, an onsite review of storm water runoff on individual lots and developing further recommendations for goose management based upon a goose census to be done. The applicants consultant will also be comparing more secchi disk data gathered this coming year to past information and developing a updated TSI for water clarity.

The information derived from the septic system evaluation will be coordinated with the information developed in the Phase 2 planning grant to determine potential problem areas around the lake. Recommendations will be made to reduce stormwater impacts on the lake along with developing a map showing environmentally sensitive areas.

The report findings will be presented at the annual Archibald Lake Association meeting and incorporated in an association newsletter.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Archibald Lake
Status
Proposed

Archibald Lake Association: Archibald Lake Septic Evaluation Ph 3: This grant is the third phase in a comprehensive study of the lake and its watershed in order to develop a final comprehensive plan and recommendations for preserving the lake's water quality and resources. This third phase of study will include a septic system evaluation of resident systems on the lake, an onsite review of storm water runoff on individual lots and developing further recommendations for goose management based upon a goose census to be done. The applicants consultant will also be comparing more secchi disk data gathered this coming year to past information and developing a updated TSI for water clarity.

The information derived from the septic system evaluation will be coordinated with the information developed in the Phase 2 planning grant to determine potential problem areas around the lake. Recommendations will be made to reduce stormwater impacts on the lake along with developing a map showing environmentally sensitive areas.

The report findings will be presented at the annual Archibald Lake Association meeting and incorporated in an association newsletter.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Munger Bear Lake District: Bear Lake Comp Lk Management Plan: The Munger Bear Lake District proposes to contuct a project on Bear Lake that will involve developing a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan aimed to assess the current conditions and processes with the lake and its watershed and develop feasible alternatives to protect the lake as a natural and important ecosystem. The goal of the management plan would be to protect and enhance the lake and its watershed in an effort to maintain or improve the trophic status of the lake. An important aspect of the project will be educating the people who live around and use the lake. The project will also include assessing the watershed land use and using the WILMS model and other information to partition watershed phosphorus loading. A GIS map will be generated to show various land uses and environmentally sensitive areas. Water quality information will be gathered to develop TSI values along with being used with the Wisconsin Internal Load Estimator and WILMS to determine internal loading estimates and help determine response and sensitivity to watershed phosphorus loadings. An aquatic plant survey will be done and the commuinty will be mapped transferred onto a digital map with lake depth contours. Also sensitive areas of particular importance would be identified. The project deliverables would be a single report (for Bear and Munger Lakes) and management plan presenting the results of the project tasks along with management, protection and enhancement alternatives and recommendations along with public educaton issues and possible opportunities for shoreland buffer restorations. An implementation schedule would also be included for each of the lakes's specific needs. Recommendations for remedial actions and further study options(if needed) would be included for the lake and its drainage basin including possible funding sources. Three hard copies and one elctronic copy (PDF) would be made available to the Wisconsin DNR.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Bonita Creek
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Lake Management Planning: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to study Chute Lake to determine the source of water quality problems on the lake. Project activities include 1) water quality and sediment core sampling, 2) a lake property owner questionnaire survey, 3) a review of past studies/reports, 4) a definition of existing water quality problems, 5) development of several alternatives to address defined problems, and 6) a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Lake Management Planning: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to study Chute Lake to determine the source of water quality problems on the lake. Project activities include 1) water quality and sediment core sampling, 2) a lake property owner questionnaire survey, 3) a review of past studies/reports, 4) a definition of existing water quality problems, 5) development of several alternatives to address defined problems, and 6) a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Apm Update: Chute Pond will be doing a comprehensive update of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan completed in 2008 during which they discovered Eurasian milfoil and curly leaf pondweed were present in the water body. The following tasks shall be included for the plan development:
1. Perform comprehensive plant assessment in the water body using the approved protocol for a point intercept survey and following details in the application materials.
2. Develop a future aquatic plant management strategy for both the invasive species and native nuisance management which will include chemical, mechanical harvesting or any other potential alternatives.
3. Perform a fish and wildlife habitat assessment and map special habitat along with developing management options for the fishery in consult with the Department of Natural Resources.
4. Perform a watershed assessment and delineation which will include land use patterns, potential nutrient loading sources and environmentally sensitive areas. The WILMs software will be used to estimate the external loading of namely phosphorus to the water body.
5. The water body's shoreline areas will be assessed to determine potential areas of concern for nutrient contribution to the water body and recommendations for remediation or improvements to identified problem areas.
6. Perform water quality monitoring in the water body to determine the trophic status and assess phosphorus dynamics in Chute Pond.
7. Include property owners and lake users input in developing final recommendations.
8 The project deliverables will include a final comprehensive Aquatic Plant Management Plan Report of the assessment and recommendations for both aquatic plant management and things which may be considered to help reduce nutrient enrichment from phosphorus by shoreline management and watershed management practices.
The Department shall be supplied a CD and hard copy of the report upon completion and appropriate copies supplied to the Lake District.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/25/1993
Waters Involved
Crooked Lake
Status
Complete

Crooked Lakes Area Lakes Prtctn & Rehab Dist: Crooked, Bass, & Gilkey Lakes Management Planning: Conduct water quality sampling. Prepare a bathymetric map and a watershed map. Conduct algae and aquatic plant surveys. Determine causes of algae and aquatic plant growth and describe control measures. Evaluate fishery records. Conduct survey of septic leachate survey and collect bacteria samples of septic systems surrounding the lakes. Conduct a survey of erosion-prone areas to evaluate sources of sediment to the lakes. Prepare water and nutrient budgets for the lake.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Grindle Lake
Status
Complete

Oconto: Grindle Lake Management Planning: Oconto County proposes to assist the Grindle Lake Area Landowners' Association with comprehensive lake management planning. Project activities include collecting and analyzing physical, chemical, and biological data about Grindle Lake and its watershed, identifying current land uses within the watershed, and determining lake management recommendations. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of a final report summarizing the results of the project. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailing, fact sheet distribution, public meeting, summary report mailing, and a comprehensive management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Little Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Pickerel Chain Mngt Plan-Smoke & Little Pickerel: The Pickerel Chain Lake Association proposes to complete a Comprehensive Management Plan on Smoke and Little Pickerel Lakes during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Chain Lake Association\2019s Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014. The deliverables of the grant project will include all elements listed under NR 198.43 (1)


The grant also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
3/24/1994
Waters Involved
Moody Lake
Status
Complete

Moody Lake Area Association: Moody Lake Management Planning: Conduct water quality sampling. Conduct an aquatic plant survey. Prepare an analysis of the lake fishery. Map important habitat areas. Conduct a land use inventory of the watershed. Conduct an opinion survey of lake property owners.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Munger Lake
Status
Complete

Munger Bear Lake District: Munger Lake Comp Lk Management Plan: The Munger Bear Lake District proposes to contuct a project on Munger Lake that will involve developing a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan aimed to assess the current conditions and processes with the lake and its watershed and develop feasible alternatives to protect the lake as a natural and important ecosystem. The goal of the management plan would be to protect and enhance the lake and its watershed in an effort to maintain or improve the trophic status of the lake. An important aspect of the project will be educating the people who live around and use the lake. The project will also include assessing the watershed land use and using the WILMS model and other information to partition watershed phosphorus loading. A GIS map will be generated to show various land uses and environmentally sensitive areas. Water quality information will be gathered to develop TSI values along with being used with the Wisconsin Internal Load Estimator and WILMS to determine internal loading estimates and help determine response and sensitivity to watershed phosphorus loadings. An aquatic plant survey will be done and the commuinty will be mapped transferred onto a digital map with lake depth contours. Also sensitive areas of particular importance would be identified. The project deliverables would be a single report (for Bear and Munger Lakes) and management plan presenting the results of the project tasks along with management, protection and enhancement alternatives and recommendations along with public educaton issues and possible opportunities for shoreland buffer restorations. An implementation schedule would also be included for each of the lakes's specific needs. Recommendations for remedial actions and further study options(if needed) would be included for the lake and its drainage basin including possible funding sources. Three hard copies and one elctronic copy (PDF) would be made available to the Wisconsin DNR.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Lake Management Planning: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to study Chute Lake to determine the source of water quality problems on the lake. Project activities include 1) water quality and sediment core sampling, 2) a lake property owner questionnaire survey, 3) a review of past studies/reports, 4) a definition of existing water quality problems, 5) development of several alternatives to address defined problems, and 6) a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Pickerel Creek
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Pickerel Chain Mngt Plan, Pickerel Lake Phase: The Pickerel Chain Lake Association proposes to complete a Comprehensive Management Plan on Pickerel Lake during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Chain Lake Association\2019s Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014.
The elements of the grant project include:(a) An assessment of the lake's historical water quality, including at least one year of current base line limnological data. (b) An identification of the water quality problems or threats to lake water quality including degradation of fish habitat and wetlands caused by nonpoint sources of pollution in the watershed. (c) An assessment of the lake's fishery and aquatic habitat including the extent of the lake area covered by aquatic plants and a characterization of the shoreline habitat and any known ecological relationships. (d) An identification of the need for the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, endangered resources, aesthetics or other natural resources. (e) An assessment of the lake's watershed including: 1. A description of land uses listing each land use classification as a percentage of the whole and an estimate of the amount of nonpoint pollution loading produced by each category. 2. Identification and ranking of the most significant nonpoint source types and contributing areas. 3. A listing of known point sources of pollution affecting the lake or that have affected the lake. 4. A characterization of the habitat conditions and any known ecological relationships.
NR 191.45(2)(f) (f) thru NR 191.45(2)(f)(N)
The project also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Pickerel Chain Mngt Plan, Pickerel Lake Phase: The Pickerel Chain Lake Association proposes to complete a Comprehensive Management Plan on Pickerel Lake during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Chain Lake Association\2019s Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014.
The elements of the grant project include:(a) An assessment of the lake's historical water quality, including at least one year of current base line limnological data. (b) An identification of the water quality problems or threats to lake water quality including degradation of fish habitat and wetlands caused by nonpoint sources of pollution in the watershed. (c) An assessment of the lake's fishery and aquatic habitat including the extent of the lake area covered by aquatic plants and a characterization of the shoreline habitat and any known ecological relationships. (d) An identification of the need for the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, endangered resources, aesthetics or other natural resources. (e) An assessment of the lake's watershed including: 1. A description of land uses listing each land use classification as a percentage of the whole and an estimate of the amount of nonpoint pollution loading produced by each category. 2. Identification and ranking of the most significant nonpoint source types and contributing areas. 3. A listing of known point sources of pollution affecting the lake or that have affected the lake. 4. A characterization of the habitat conditions and any known ecological relationships.
NR 191.45(2)(f) (f) thru NR 191.45(2)(f)(N)
The project also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Reservoir Pond
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes Apm Plan Development: The goals of this project are to develop an updated Aquatic Plant Management Plan for the district to identify and prioritize aquatic plant management concerns including harvesting, shoreline treatments, navigation lanes and protecting important habitat. The plan will also include contingency plans for the potential introduction of exotic invasive species. The scope of the project will include the following:

a. Perform an aquatic plant survey using the Department recommended grid point intercept methods in Reservoir Pond and the attached water bodies using GPS coordinates including depth and bottom substrate at each point intercept. The survey in McCaslin Brook downstream will follow protocal of the former survey.
b. If exotic species are found map the distribution and acreage of exotic invasive species along with pressing and submitting specimens to the Department of Natural Resources for vouchering.
c. Perform basic parameter water quality monitoring including dissolved oxygen, temperature profiles secchi depth and pH.
d. Hold two meetings with lake board members and any other interested party to discuss the project and discuss specific plant management concerns. To include in the planning process.
e. Products and deliverables will be to prepare the Aquatic Plant Management Plan for harvesting or any other method of management supplying ten bound printed copies to the Lake District, hard copy and cd to the department which includes the survey results and final plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Smoke Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Pickerel Chain Mngt Plan-Smoke & Little Pickerel: The Pickerel Chain Lake Association proposes to complete a Comprehensive Management Plan on Smoke and Little Pickerel Lakes during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Chain Lake Association\2019s Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014. The deliverables of the grant project will include all elements listed under NR 198.43 (1)


The grant also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/25/1993
Waters Involved
Townsend Flowage
Status
Complete

Townsend Flowage Assn Inc: Townsend Flowage Management Planning: Conduct water quality monitoring. Make an assessment of the lake for future fish restoration. Delineate watershed. Identify surface water runoff patterns and phosphorus loading. Conduct an opinion survey of lake users.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1997
Waters Involved
Trump Lake
Status
Complete

Wabeno Sanitary District: Trump Lake Sanitary Survey: Wabeno Sanitary District proposes to conduct a water quality study in Trump Lake. The project will include data gathering, analysis and communicating the final results. Some of the specific activities will include; 1) septic survey, 2) develop a lake parcel map, 3) review county sanitary records, 4) establish lake's watershed boundary, establish sensitive areas and fill in land use inventory, 5) collect water quality samples and soil borings for analysis, 6) compile and analyze all data with respect to watershed information, land use and water quality and come up with impacts on phosphorus loads to the lake, 7) address lake management plan and/or need for further technical feasibility study. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by summary report mailing and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Trump Lake
Status
Complete

Wabeno Sanitary District: Trump Lake Management Plan, Phase 2: The WSD, in cooperation with the Trump Lake Association, proposes to continue water quality related investigation in Trump Lake, as recommended in a previous planning grant project. The current project will determine a water budget for Trump Lake; identify existing regulations and planning efforts related to lake use and water quality; determine the nutrient loading from lakeside septic systems; complete a lake nutrient water quality model; conduct a shoreline survey of critical habitat and sensitive shoreline areas; and complete a management plan with recommendations.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.




Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Lake Management Planning: The Chute Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to study Chute Lake to determine the source of water quality problems on the lake. Project activities include 1) water quality and sediment core sampling, 2) a lake property owner questionnaire survey, 3) a review of past studies/reports, 4) a definition of existing water quality problems, 5) development of several alternatives to address defined problems, and 6) a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/25/1993
Waters Involved
Waubee Lake
Status
Complete

Waubee Lake Improvement Association: Waubee Lake Management Planning: Conduct water quality monitoring on lake. Prepare a map of lake and watershed. Take aerial photography of lake and shoreline. Analyze photos for septic seepage, point and nonpoint runoff, and pollutants. Conduct an aquatic plant survey. Prepare an evaluation of the lake fishery. Prepare a water budget for the lake. Conduct an opinion survey of lake property owners and users.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Wheeler Lake Assn, Inc: Wheeler Lake Comp Lake Mgmt Plan Ph 1: Wheeler Lake Assn proposes to prepare several appraisals and assessment actions with the ultimate development of a comprehensive management Plan. Deliverables include the following: Characterize current water quality (year 1) ; Characterize watershed (define area, inventory uses, estimate pollutant loads, and define sensitive lands); Establish water quality objectives (WILMs modeling suite), estimate internal P load; Estimate groundwater flow direction and quantity; Evaluate and characterize the aquatic plant community via a review of existing data and develop a comparative analysis that includes several area lakes of the similar classification; Evaluate and set objectives for the fishery via a review of existing data and development of management objectives; Conduct a survey of CLP if preliminary survey work demonstrates the need; and Conduct appropriate citizen participation process to establish objectives for lake use, regulations, enforcement, and management structure (lake district ?) This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described within the application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Wheeler Lake Assn, Inc: Wheeler Lake Comp Lake Mgmt Plan Phase 2: Wheeler Lake Assn proposes to prepare several appraisals and assessment actions with the completion of a comprehensive management Plan. Deliverables include the following:
1. Develop APM goals and ID management alternatives ( phase 2 ).
2. Characterize current water quality (year 2, phase 2).
3. Conduct appropriate citizen participation process to adopt final plan.
4. Complete Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (phase 2 ).

This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described within the application.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Bass Lake Improvement Assn: Bass Lake Management Project: The Bass Lake Improvement Assn proposes to conduct a lake management project to accomplish the following: Purchase and employ Oxygen Meter; Conduct trophic monitoring; Summarize and report TSI, temp, and oxygen profiling; and Summarize and report findings re: diver observations.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Apm Plan Phase 1: Chute Pond Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a Phase 1 Aquatic Plant Manaagement Plan Project. This project includes the completion of a Point Intercept Aquatic Plant survey via Wisconsin protocol, APM plan initiation and existing file data review. Deliverables include an Aquatic Plant Survey Report, Data Review Summary, and Public Forum Report. This scope is intended as a summary; the more specific scope is provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Apm Planning Project: The Chute Pond Protection and Rehabiliation District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Management Plan project which will deliver an APM plan based on the following:

1. **9** Review of historical and current plant data
2. **9** Development of updated APM Plan, and
3. **9** Integration of a public involvement process.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Grindle Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Riverview: Grindle Lake Do Meter Purchase: The Town of Riverview proposes to purchase a dissolved oxygen meter to conduct water quality monitoring on Grindle Lake with appropriate reporting.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
McCaslin Brook
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes District Do/Temp Meter Purchase: The Inland Lakes District will purchase, utilize and properly maintain one portable DO Meter and 15 meter cable (Hach brand indicated or similar quality). All quality assurance protocols as indicated in the manufacturers guidance will be adhered to. Calibration and maintenance records for battery, meter, and probe maintenance will be completed and kept on file by the sponsor. Profile records will be maintained. All records will be made available by request to the WI DNR. All data must be entered into the Self Help (Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network, CLMN).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Apm Plan Phase 1: Chute Pond Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a Phase 1 Aquatic Plant Manaagement Plan Project. This project includes the completion of a Point Intercept Aquatic Plant survey via Wisconsin protocol, APM plan initiation and existing file data review. Deliverables include an Aquatic Plant Survey Report, Data Review Summary, and Public Forum Report. This scope is intended as a summary; the more specific scope is provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Chute Pond Apm Planning Project: The Chute Pond Protection and Rehabiliation District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Management Plan project which will deliver an APM plan based on the following:

1. **9** Review of historical and current plant data
2. **9** Development of updated APM Plan, and
3. **9** Integration of a public involvement process.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Reservoir Pond
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes District Do/Temp Meter Purchase: The Inland Lakes District will purchase, utilize and properly maintain one portable DO Meter and 15 meter cable (Hach brand indicated or similar quality). All quality assurance protocols as indicated in the manufacturers guidance will be adhered to. Calibration and maintenance records for battery, meter, and probe maintenance will be completed and kept on file by the sponsor. Profile records will be maintained. All records will be made available by request to the WI DNR. All data must be entered into the Self Help (Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network, CLMN).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Townsend Flowage
Status
Complete

Inland Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation Dis: Inland Lakes District Do/Temp Meter Purchase: The Inland Lakes District will purchase, utilize and properly maintain one portable DO Meter and 15 meter cable (Hach brand indicated or similar quality). All quality assurance protocols as indicated in the manufacturers guidance will be adhered to. Calibration and maintenance records for battery, meter, and probe maintenance will be completed and kept on file by the sponsor. Profile records will be maintained. All records will be made available by request to the WI DNR. All data must be entered into the Self Help (Citizen Lakes Monitoring Network, CLMN).


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Lower North Branch Oconto River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Evaluated Septic Systems
Date
Status
Evaluated Septic Systems
4/1/2003
Proposed
Projects
 
Control Invasive Species
Treated Flowering Rush
Date
Status
Treated Flowering Rush
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Control Invasive Species
Controlled Eurasian Water-Milfoil with herbicides
Date
Status
Controlled Eurasian Water-Milfoil with herbicides
8/10/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Data Analysis or Evaluation
Evaluated Secchi data
Date
Status
4/1/2003
Proposed
Projects
 
Educate Lake Residents
Mailed educational information
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Menominee
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Oconto
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hydrologic Budget Development
Determined groundwater flow
Date
Status
10/1/2000
Proposed
Projects
 
Map Invasive Species
Mapped the extent of Eurasian Water-Milfoil
Date
Status
8/10/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/4/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Invasive Species
Monitored invasive species
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Invasive Species
Monitored the extent of Eurasian Water-Milfoil
Date
Status
8/10/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Pre and Post Treatment
Surveyed flowering rush pre and post-treatment
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Pre and Post Treatment
Mapped lake pre and post treatment
Date
Status
8/10/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Archibald Lake Level Monitoring
Date
Status
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Extension have developed a citizen-based, statewide lake-level monitoring effort.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Archibald Lake Level Monitoring
Date
Status
Citizen Water Level Monitoring - Archibald Lake - Calibration
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitored water chemistry and conductivity
Date
Status
1/13/2003
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitored baseline conditions of the lake
Date
Status
10/1/2000
Proposed
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Conducted review of stormwater runoff
Date
Status
4/1/2003
Proposed
Projects
 
Watercraft Inspections - Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Inspected boats through Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
Status
8/10/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Mapped lake watershed and landuse
Date
Status
10/1/2000
Proposed
Projects
 
Lower North Branch Oconto River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Town of Wabeno is located in the watershed of the Lower North Branch of the Oconto River. On June 2, 1880, a tornado swept across northern Wisconsin from Antigo to Lake Superior, causing timber to blow down in a strip that measured ½ to 1 mile wide. The Indians called this area "Waubeno", which means "the coming of the winds" or "the opening." The town took its name from this event. The early history of Wabeno centers around the development of three lumber companies-the Menominee Bay Shore Lumber Company, A.E. Rusch Company, and the Jones Lumber Company. In the late 1800's the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad pushed into the area. Sawmills were soon built along the tracks and towns grew up around the mills. In 1905 there were five sawmills - together they produced 35 million feet of lumber a year. All but the Menominee Bay Shore mill shut down between 1920 and 1930. In 1936, it too, was forced to close its doors. The cutover and burned lands were sold to prospective farmers and farming is still prevalent in the region, but never to the extent envisioned, due to the short northern growing season. Wabeno has one of the few remaining steam powered logging haulers still operational in the nation. It is one of 200 such machines built in the early 1900s by Phoenix Manufacturing Company. It was owned by the Jones Lumber Company and used at their mill from 1909 until 1935. It was brought by the town in 1944 and restored to life in 1965. Wabeno Public Library is housed in one of the first buildings built in the town. It was built by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company for use as a land office in 1897. It was purchased by the town in 1923 and is one of the quaintest and most charming log libraries in the state.

Date  2010