Watershed - Marengo River (LS12)
Marengo River Watershed

Details

The Marengo River Watershed is located in central Ashland and south central Bayfield counties in the Lake Superior Basin of northern Wisconsin. It is contained within the Bad–Montreal Watershed and covers an area spanning 218 square miles or approximately 139,313 acres. The western third of the Marengo watershed is located within Bayfield County and the eastern two thirds within Ashland County. Parts of ten townships, `including: Ashland, Gordon, Grand View, Kelly, Lincoln, Marengo, Morse, Namakagon, Sanborn, and White River are located within the watershed. The northeast corner of the watershed, which includes the mouth of the Marengo River, is located within the reservation of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. There are no incorporated cities or villages within the watershed. Unincorporated villages include: Marengo, Highbridge, Sanborn, and North York. Due to erosion and sedimentation caused by land use, topography, and geologic conditions within the watershed, the Marengo River Watershed has become an important focus area for highlighting “slow the flow,” the key management strategy to reducing sedimentation in Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin. A community watershed planning effort, called the Marengo River Watershed Partnership and led by the Bad River Watershed Association (BRWA), began in 2009. The planning effort has identified key issues and concerns and is completing an EPA nine-element Watershed Action Plan to address them. Issues and recommendations identified in this report will contribute to the Watershed Action Plan and the current working draft of the plan is largely excerpted in this report.

Date  2011

Population, Land Use

The Marengo River Watershed is primarily rural and most of the human habitation is located in the northern third of the watershed. Bayfield and Ashland County Comprehensive Plan documents contain summary demographic information for each county and the jurisdictions within the county. Data from towns were used to give a general summary of demographic information applicable to the Marengo River Watershed. General trends for the region are an increase in people age 35 and older and a decrease in people less than 35. In general, young people tend to leave the region in search of employment opportunities elsewhere and the resident population continues to age. A regional trend has been the sale of large tracts of industrial forest that are often broken up into smaller chunks of property that are bought by individuals for recreational purposes. The Marengo River Watershed has approximately 1,146 private landowners as of 2009 (BRWA data). Most of the private ownership is in the northern third of the watershed. Many of these are individuals who live outside the area and use the property for recreational opportunities such as hunting and fishing and may build a second home, particularly in waterfront areas. The southern two-thirds of the watershed fall within the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest and the mouth of the watershed is within the reservation boundary of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The northern third of the watershed contains areas cleared for agriculture, with dairy and beef operations the most common farming in these areas. The rugged terrain of the Gogebic Range in the upper watershed gives way to transitional sand/clay and eventually red clay soils in the lower watershed. The watershed is dotted with lakes, wetlands and alongside these a number of forest campgrounds and trails. The North Country Scenic Trail passes through this watershed. The St. Peter’s Dome Area, managed by the U.S. Forest Service, protects a unique geologic feature in an exposed granite dome with shaded cliffs, deep stream gorges, older hemlock forest, and several rare plant species. The Brunsweiler River Gorge Special Management Area managed by the U.S. Forest Service features a mile-long river gorge with cascading rapids, granite cliffs, hemlock, white pine, and upland cedar forest and rare plants. In the headwaters area of the Brunsweiler River, the U.S. Forest Service manages the Spider Lake Black Ash Swamp Research Natural Area that protects a high quality northern hardwood swamp. As indicated earlier, according to the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) from 2001, forest dominates the landscape in the Marengo River Watershed, covering almost three quarters (73%) of the total area. Farmland and wetland are the next most common land uses in the watershed with 13% and 9% of the total area, respectively. Open water and space, suburban landscapes, and grassland encompass the remaining area in the watershed with three percent, one percent, and six-tenths of one percent of the area, respectively. Urban environments are minimal, accounting for only two-hundredths of one percent of the watershed’s area.

Date  2011

Nonpoint and Point Sources

Excess sedimentation is the most widespread nonpoint source pollution challenge in Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin. Excess sedimentation affects Lake Superior Basin streams by covering up important fish spawning areas for species such as brook trout and lake sturgeon and by altering stream hydrologic function that contributes to habitat degradation and makes streams less able to buffer effects from extreme flood events. The cause of much of the sediment affecting the health of the Marengo River (and other watersheds of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin) can be traced back to extensive logging and farming activities around the turn of the 20th century. This large-scale land cover conversion caused streams to become unstable, overloaded them with sediment, and reduced the quality of habitat for aquatic species such as trout and sturgeon. These impacts on the Marengo River Watershed are still being felt today. Current estimates suggest sediment loading is about two to three times greater today than pre-European settlement (Fitzpatrick et al. 1999). While this instability is part of a natural watershed response to disturbance, in many cases, it is being exacerbated by current human activity. This slows the pace of watershed recovery and limits the ability of watershed ecosystems to be resilient to future changes such as those from climate change and the potential for large-scale iron mining in the east-central portion of the watershed. Geomorphic investigations by the USGS and Bad River Tribe identified the Marengo River Subwatershed as a likely key sediment contributor to the Bad River because of its geology and watershed position (Cahow and Fitzpatrick 2005). The vast majority of the sediment loading is due to episodic transport events, such as those associated with spring snowmelt and runoff. The BRWA conducted a volunteer survey of stream bank and valley erosion along the “High Sedimentation Area” identified in the Marengo Test Case in the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010. The survey documented 97 erosion sites, which were estimated to contribute about 11,000 tons of sediment annually to the Marengo River (Fitzpatrick 2010, Figure BRWA3). Road and agricultural drainage systems have an important yet poorly understood impact on hydrologic function and sediment delivery within the Marengo River Watershed streams. Both of these types of drainage systems create hydrologic connectivity between uplands and river systems. Harr (1975) showed that when the amount of total road right-of-way area exceeds 12% of a watershed area, peak flows increased significantly. Extra sediment can come from a road failure or from a regularly eroding stream crossing. There are 406 known crossings in the Marengo River Watershed. Crossings within the soil transition zone are particularly susceptible to failure (Figure BRWA4). In addition to these concerns, work by the United States Forest Service showed that when the amount of open land and/or young forest (age class 0 to 15 years) in central and upper Midwest watersheds of a certain size and average slope exceeds 60%, runoff rates increase and stream channels become unstable (Verry 2006). These conditions are of particular interest in Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin because of steep topography, erodible soils, and land that was cleared for timber and agriculture around the turn of the 20th Century. Figure BRWA5 depicts percentage of open land and/or young forest within “hydrologic units” in the Marengo River Watershed from DNR’s 2008 Lake Superior Watershed Open Land Classification and Percentages project (Community GIS 2009). Forest harvest activities can also lead to erosion and sedimentation if best management practices are not followed properly. The Marengo River Watershed is approximately 70% forested. Therefore, the manner in which forests are managed plays a significant role in the quality of aquatic and terrestrial resources of the watershed. About three-quarters of the forest land in the Marengo River Watershed currently is being managed under a plan that includes some version of third party oversight in harvest and management activities. In general, management activities on these lands follow or are similar to the recommendations in Wisconsin’s Forest Management Guidelines. A previous DNR report (Epstein 1997) indicated the presence of an “effluent ditch to the Marengo River at Marengo” along with a recommendation “to determine if untreated waste effluent poses a public health hazard or is having any effect on Marengo River water quality.” Work by the Bad River Tribe, BRWA, and the Wisconsin Community Action Program (WISCAP) have revealed that the lower Marengo River is receiving nonpoint sources of pollution from livestock and/or human waste (Figure BRWA6). BRWA and the Bad River Tribe have collected Escherichia coli (E. coli) samples from streams and rivers in the Marengo River Watershed over the past several years to evaluate the potential health risk of contact with water through recreational activities. Both use the Coliscan EasyGel Method (Micrology Laboratories, Inc. 2010). Some general conclusions from this monitoring are as follows: • Sites in the lower watershed often have E. coli counts exceeding 235 CFU/100 mL. These sites correspond to areas of agriculture land use and human population. • Samples from sites draining areas with little or no agriculture land use and human population have low E. coli counts. • E. coli counts in the lower watershed are highly variable and tend to increase when associated with runoff events. •Site specific evaluations reveal the source or potential source of high E. coli counts to the lower main stem of the Marengo River to be poor human and livestock waste management. Point Sources Currently there are no regulated point source discharges to water or air in the Marengo Watershed. There are four air permits issued in Mellen, just east of the watershed.

Date  2011

Ecological Landscapes for Marengo River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

Two ecological landscapes occur within the Marengo River Watershed, the Superior Coastal Plain Landscape covering the northern third; and the North Central Forest Landscape covering the southern two thirds of the watershed. The Superior Coastal Plain is Wisconsin’s northernmost Ecological Landscape. Its major landform is a nearly level plain of lacustrine clays that slopes gently northward toward Lake Superior. Historically the Superior Coastal Plain was almost entirely forested and included a distinctive mixture of white pine, white spruce, balsam fir, paper birch, balsam poplar, trembling aspen, and white cedar. The North Central Forest has landforms 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. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch.

Date  2011

Hydrologic Features

The Marengo River and its watershed have been the focus of several recent studies focused on characterizing its geomorphology and hydrologic condition (Fitzpatrick 2005, Cahow and Fitzpatrick 2005, LSBPT 2007, BRWA 2010). The focus on the Marengo River comes in large part because it is estimated to be the largest contributor of sediment to the Bad River. These studies have revealed how historical land cover change created unstable stream channel conditions that the Marengo River and other, similar Lake Superior watersheds are still responding to about 100 years later. It is these unstable conditions and current human influences that exacerbate the conditions, which lead to many of the challenges facing the health of these watersheds. Streams in the Bad River Watershed tend to be characterized as "flashy", meaning high flows are intense but short in duration (Robertson 1997). The flashiness of these streams is a result of steep gradients, surficial deposits with high clay content, and land cover characteristics (Robertson 1997, Verry 2001). As a result, these streams are susceptible to erosion and sedimentation impacts. The lower portion of the Marengo River displays evidence of sediment overload, likely transported during episodic flood events. Excessive lateral migration and channel instability exist at the confluence of the Marengo and Bad Rivers. Increased overbank sedimentation (levee building) disconnects the river from its floodplain and increases flood power to downstream reaches (Fitzpatrick 2005). The overbank sedimentation is primarily sand, presumably eroded from the wave-planed topography in the soil transition zone. An hydrologic assessment identified the following specific concerns or areas of concern in the Marengo River Watershed: - areas with more than 50 or 60% open land or young forest; - sand deposition in the lower reaches of the watershed and at the confluence with the Bad River, filling in and channelizing flow and restricting access to floodplains; - cropland tillage, rotation and surface drainage; water channeled by road and ditch systems; and - drained wetlands contributing to the overall volume and velocity of water added to the river system during major runoff events.

Date  2011

Wildlife and Habitat

WDNR's Natural Heritage Inventory Database indicates that the following water-dependent endangered, threatened or special concern species and/or communities have been sighted in this watershed within the last 20 years. In addition, a coastal wetlands evaluation conducted in 1995 and 1996 identified a number of species and habitats described in a comprehensive report, Wisconsin's Lake Superior Coastal Wetlands Evaluation / Including Other Selected Natural Features of the Lake Superior Basin (Epstein 1997). Note: The lack of rare elements listed here does not signify a lack of rare elements in the watershed. They have merely gone unreported in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database. RARE MACROINVERTEBRATES Ephemeroptera; Family Ephemerellidae - Drunella cornutella Trout Brook Odonata; Family Gomphidae - Ophiogomphus carolus Brunsweiler River, Hawkins Creek, Marengo River

Date  1999

Marengo River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Marengo River Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

The most widespread challenges facing the Marengo River Watershed (and many other watersheds in the Lake Superior Basin of Wisconsin) are related to the altered and unstable hydrologic system caused by past land uses. The sources of these challenges are part of a natural watershed response to disturbance, but in many cases are being exacerbated by current human activity. They prevent the watershed from achieving its full habitat potential and improving its resilience to climate change and other potential disturbances. Improving the unstable hydrologic system, reducing sediment loads, and establishing a more stable and resilient Marengo River Watershed will take time. While these challenges are widespread and require management responses on a watershed scale, the sources of other challenges such as pathogen and nutrient concerns are more localized. Better implementation of human and livestock waste management practices will be required to see improvement. Improvement for these localized concerns is more readily achievable in the short term and much good work has already been done. Success will be related to the willingness of the watershed community to embrace and implement solutions that meet these challenges. According to the WDNR’s Register of Waterbodies (ROW) database, there are over 451 miles of streams and rivers in the Marengo River Watershed; 163 of these miles have been entered into the WDNR’s assessment database. Of these 163 miles, 54.3 miles or 33 percent of the streams are supporting their Fish and Aquatic Life use while only four percent are considered to be in “poor” condition and are not supporting their fish and aquatic life uses. No streams within the watershed are listed for impairments. The condition of the remaining stream miles is not known or documented.

Date  2011

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

The WDNR’s ROW database shows that there are over 1,135 acres of lakes and ponds, 159 acres of flowages and impoundments (from Beaverdam Lake and Lake Three), and another 203 acres of unspecified open water in the Marengo River Watershed. Of these, over fourteen hundred acres are entered into the state’s assessment database. Most of these waters (85%) are indicated as supporting Fish and Aquatic Life uses. A couple hundred acres have not been assessed for Fish and Aquatic Life use. In addition, almost half (45%) of the lake acres entered into WDNR database within the Marengo River Watershed are indicated as not supporting Fish Consumption use; English Lake, Lake Three, Mineral Lake, Potter Lake, and Spider Lake do not support the Fish Comsuption use because of elevated levels of mercury in fish tissue from to atmospheric deposition. There are 20 named lakes or impoundments within the Marengo River Watershed and many other unnamed ponds and wetland areas. The lakes and impoundments all occur within the southern two-thirds of the watershed associated with the North Central Forest Ecological Landscape. Named lakes over ten acres in size include (in order of descending surface area): English Lake, Mineral Lake, Marengo Lake, Spider Lake, Moquah Lake, Tea Lake, Coffee Lake, Indian Lake, Beaver Lake, Potter Lake, Bass Lake, Olson Lake, Long Lake, Seitz Lake, and Spruce Lake.

Date  2011

Wetland Health

Wetland Status The Marengo River Watershed is located in central Ashland and south central Bayfield counties in the Lake Superior Basin of northern Wisconsin. An estimated 11% of the current land uses in the watershed are wetlands. Currently, about 68% of the original wetlands in the watershed are estimated to exist. Of these wetland acres, the majority are forested wetlands (77%) and scrub wetlands (19%). Wetland Restorability Of the 6,791 acres of estimated lost wetlands in the watershed, approximately 97% are considered potentially restorable based on modeled data, including soil types, land use, and land cover (Chris Smith, DNR, 2009).

Date  2011

Impaired Waters

There are currently five waterbodies (English Lake, Lake Three, Mineral Lake, Potter Lake, and Spider Lake) which are all listed for elevated mercury levels due to atmospheric deposition.

Date  2011

List of Impaired Waters

Aquatic Invasive Species

As of July 2010, there are no known infestations of prohibited or restricted (Chapter NR 40) fish, algae or aquatic invertebrates invasive species within the Marengo River Watershed. Restricted aquatic species that have been documented within five miles of the watershed include the Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis) and Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus). Even though invasive species survey data are limited, the Marengo River Watershed has generally not seen the level of infestation by aquatic invasive species as more populated areas of the Great Lakes region.

Date  2011

Groundwater

Groundwater is an important resource in the Marengo River Watershed that is not very well understood. Groundwater feeds many streams, seeps, wetlands, and lakes and is essential for supporting trout populations in over 130 miles of designated trout streams in the watershed. Understanding groundwater contributions to baseflow in streams is important to identifying and managing aquatic habitats. Residents of the Marengo River Watershed rely on private wells for their drinking water needs. There are no municipal water systems currently within the watershed (UW-Extension and USGS 2008). Areas associated with clay surficial deposits in the northern third of the watershed tend to have low susceptibility to groundwater contamination, while areas in the southern two thirds (associated with sand and sand/gravel surficial deposits) tend to have higher susceptibility to groundwater contamination. Data from an online resource titled: Protecting Wisconsin’s Groundwater through Comprehensive Planning (UW-Extension and USGS 2008, http://wi.water.usgs.gov/gwcomp/) gives the following statistics: - 100% of 103 private well samples collected in Bayfield County and 56 in Ashland County from 1990-2006 met the health-based drinking water limit for nitrate-nitrogen. - A 2002 study estimated that 25% of private drinking water wells in the region of Wisconsin that includes Bayfield County and 12% in the region that includes Ashland County contained a detectable level of an herbicide or herbicide metabolite. Pesticides occur in groundwater more commonly in agricultural regions, but can occur anywhere pesticides are stored or applied (Vanden Brook et al. 2002). - Neither Ashland nor Bayfield County has adopted an animal waste management ordinance, generally designed to protect surface and groundwater resources. WDNR's Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program oversees the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. The RR Program provides information about contaminated properties and other activities related to the investigation and cleanup of contaminated soil or groundwater in Wisconsin through its Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment Tracking System (BRRTS) database (WDNR 2010e). The database lists one leaking underground storage tank (LUST) site in the Marengo River Watershed that is classified as “open,” meaning “contamination has affected soil, groundwater, or more and the environmental investigation and cleanup need to begin or are underway.” The other six sites are classified as “closed,” meaning “contamination has affected soil, groundwater or more but the environmental cleanup has been completed and approved”.

Date  2011

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Habitat and Species
Date
1/20/2008
Waters Involved
Marengo River
Status
Complete

Lincoln Township Streambank Stabilization: Restore streambank and habitat in the Marengo River along the Altamont roadside after high velocity and volumes of water washed it out.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Beaver Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Casper Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Chippewa Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Crystal Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Dells Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Duck Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Emerson Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Evelyn Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Frels Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Garden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Ghost Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hadley Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hidden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hildebrand Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Jackson Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lake Five
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Little Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
McClaine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
McCloud Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Muskie Springs Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Namekagon Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Patsy Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Range Line Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Rock Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Tank Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Trail Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
White Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Namakagon: Town Of Namakagon Watershed & Land Use Plan: The Town of Namekagon proposes to conduct a watershed and land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of Namekagon in Bayfield County. Project activities would include the formation of a Citizen Planning Committee, establishing the scope of the town planning project, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, and developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? A Final Report in booklet form, incorporating the land use plan and process along with associated colored resource maps and a land and water use development guide.

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
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2009
Waters Involved
Marengo River
Status
Complete

Bad River Watershed Association: Marengo River Action Plan: The Bad River Watershed Association is sponsoring a project that focuses on community outreach and the formation and direction of a Citizen Involvement Committee to guide the Marengo River Action Plan for the Marengo River watershed. The project is part of a broader Marengo River Watershed Partnership, which will identify, prioritize, and coordinate management actions. Specifically, the Citizen Involvement Committee will compile existing sociological surveys to prioritize public interests, develop conservation incentive program summaries for citizens, hold 5 focus group meetings with targeted audiences, and summarize and integrate focus group feedback into the Plan. The goal is to recruit 25 new members and 10 new organizational leaders through this effort.

The final deliverable includes: a final report with 1) sociological survey(s) compilation, 2) conservation program summaries, 3) focus group meeting attendance summaries and minutes, 4) focus group roadmap for Plan integration, and 5) list of new members or leaders recruited.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2003
Waters Involved
McCarthy Creek
Status
Complete

Friends Of Mccarthy Park: Capacity Building: The Friends of McCarthy Park will strengthen the effectiveness of their organization; promote, educate and involve citizens in the quality of the Creek's ecosystem; protect, enhance, and restore the quality of the Creek's ecosystem; and provide outdoor recreational opportunities that protect the creek. A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this agreement. The Friends will disseminate information to the public as described in the grant application

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Marengo River
Status
Complete

Ashland County: Ashland Co Rivers Ordinance Development: Ashland County will conduct a Rivers Ordinance Development Project on all rivers and streams within Ashland County. Project activities include an inventory of existing river resources, including the documentation of stream ratings, existing development, ownership, land uses and cover types, adjacent wetlands, and floodway delineation. Recommended new river shoreland ordinances will be developed and an information and education program will be conducted to share project results. This I&E program will include workshops, the development of a "River and Stream Protection Guide," and the dissemination of project materials to the public.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
1. Copies of all resource inventory and land use maps.
2. Copies of new recommended ordinances.
3. Copies of developed I&E materials.
4. A final report documenting project activities and products.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results and reports will be available to the public.


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.

Volunteer Monitoring

There have been four stations monitored by at least 10 Volunteer Stream Monitors in the LS12-Marengo River Watershed from 2005 through 2010. Two of the stations are monitored for dissolved oxygen, pH, instantaneous and continuous temperature and transparency using Level 2 procedures and entered into the SWIMS database http://prodoasjava.dnr.wi.gov/swims/welcome.do. Three stations are monitored for dissolved oxygen, instantaneous temperature and transparency using Level 1 procedures and results are entered in the WAV database (http://www.uwex.edu/erc/wavdb/). All three Level 1 stations were also sampled for E. coli in 2007 and 2008. On average, stations in the watershed were monitored monthly from May through October. Overall dissolved oxygen levels in the watershed were sufficient to sustain aquatic life. Levels ranged from 9.6-12mg/l. Throughout the monitoring seasons, volunteers collected pH measurements primarily within state standards (which range from 6 to 9) ranging from 7.69 to 8.25. Temperature measurements, used to classify streams as cold, cool or warm water habitats, and which are indicative of the ability of a habitat to sustain aquatic species were manually and continuously recorded at both stations each season. Maximum instantaneous temperatures were between 16-25°C for all streams using this method; suggesting they may be cool water streams. Brunsweiler River at CTH C, CBSM-10012440 was the only station measured continuously using data loggers. Maximum daily mean temperature of 26.2°C from the 2006 data logger, indicate the stream transitioned between cool and warm classification. Stream transparency measurements indicated good water quality with 100% of measurements less than 10 NTU.

Date  2012

Grants and Management Projects
Marengo River Watershed

Goals

3/14/2011
Goal #1: The hydrologic system in the Marengo River Watershed is stable and resilient. Goal #2: Safe water and healthy, productive soil are available and maintained for all human and wildlife uses. Goal #3: The Marengo River Watershed has diverse, healthy, and resilient native communities of plants and animals and their habitats on land and in water. Goal #4: Citizens of the Marengo River Watershed are active and engaged in maintaining the integrity of the watershed.
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/15/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/15/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/8/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
10/28/2011
Proposed
 
Marengo River WatershedWater Plans and PartnershipsRead the Watershed Plan

In order to realize the vision and long-term goals for the Marengo River Watershed, a short term (10-year) Watershed Action Plan was developed. More than 120 recommendations and action items set the stage for work that is needed to prevent future impairments build upon and maintain the watershed’s high quality features. From protection to restoration to outreach, the action steps are designed to reduce or prevent nonpoint source pollution and also to build a base of knowledge about the watershed that will allow future management efforts to adapt to changes in our understanding of watersheds and changes in human needs and pressures on watershed resources. For each action item, the partner organization(s) best suited to implement the task was identified, along with an estimated cost and potential funding source(s). A measure of success was also identified for each action item to assist in evaluation of plan progress. A timeframe of 10 years was used to determine the scope of activities. Other projects and actions are as follows:

Date  2011

Watershed History Note

The landscape of northern Wisconsin and the Marengo River Watershed underwent significant change following European settlement of the region and exploitation of the region's rich natural resources in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Government Land Office survey notes indicate that the Marengo River Watershed was 100% forested in the 1850s. Original vegetation consisted primarily of mixed coniferous/deciduous forest (hemlock, sugar maple, yellow birch, white pine, red pine), boreal forest (white spruce, balsam fir, tamarack, white cedar, white birch), and wetland areas (Figure 2.3, Finley 1976). Forests played a key role in slowing the rate of runoff to watershed streams from rain and snowmelt events, particularly in the northern, clay portion of the watershed where soil infiltration rates are naturally slower. The forests slowed the rate of snowmelt in spring and provided abundant wood to streams that helped create excellent habitat for native aquatic species like brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis, WDNR and USFWS 2007). After the decline in logging, major agricultural development in the region occurred from 1895 to 1920 (Mahaffey and Bassuk, 1978). Agricultural activity peaked in the mid-1920's to mid-1930's, with much of the upland areas consisting of cropland (forage crops and some corn) and pasture for dairy cattle (Fitzpatrick et al. 1999). Field drainage networks helped to rapidly channel water off the land and into streams. Logging and agriculture also led to an extensive transportation network in the Lake Superior region. Road and rail grades can damage watersheds by blocking passage for aquatic species, combining drainages, and accelerating surface runoff (WDNR & USFWS 2005). The combination of forest removal and agricultural development had a tremendous effect on the landscape and stream channels of the Lake Superior Basin that is still being felt today. Evidence indicates that watersheds have recovered to some extent (Fitzpatrick et al. 1999). However, legacy effects from past land use, often exacerbated by current human activity, limits the terrestrial and aquatic habitat potential of these watersheds, including the Marengo. Despite this, the Marengo and other Lake Superior Basin watersheds in Wisconsin still retain many high quality habitats and areas of habitat potential.

Date  2011