Watershed - Lower Apple River (SC04)
Lower Apple River Watershed

Details

The Lower Apple River watershed lies in south central Polk County and extends into northern St. Croix County. The area contains the drainage to the Apple River below the Apple River Flowage dam in Amery. The Polk County portion of this watershed contains 33 lakes. The watershed is 129,385 acres in size and consists of 152 miles of streams and rivers, 4,392 acres of lakes and 9,095 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (31%) and grassland (31%), and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting streams and groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Lower Apple River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lower Apple River Watershed is located in two ecological landscapes: the Forest Transition and the Western Prairie. 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. This Western Prairie Ecological Landscape is located on the far western edge of the state just south of the Tension Zone; it contains the only true representative prairie potholes in the state. It is characterized by its glaciated, rolling topography and a primarily open landscape with rich prairie soils and pothole lakes, ponds, and wet depressions, except for forested areas along the St. Croix River. The climate and growing season are favorable for agricultural crops. Sandstone underlies a mosaic of soils. Silty loams that can be shallow and stony cover most of the area. Alluvial sands and peats are found in stream valleys. Historic vegetation was comprised of dry to mesic prairie grasses in the rolling areas and wet prairies in the broad depressions. Open oak savannas and barrens were found on the hilly topography, with small inclusions of sugar maple-basswood forest in small steep sites. Prairie pothole type wetlands were mainly found in St. Croix and Polk counties. Barrens were found along the river terraces of the St. Croix River. Almost half of the current vegetation is agricultural crops and almost a third of the area is grasslands, with smaller areas of open water, open wetlands, and urban areas. The major forest types are maple-basswood and oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods and lowland conifer.

Date  2010

Lower Apple River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Lower Apple River Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

This watershed is considered a high priority for protection fi-om nonpoint source pollution. The Apple River is heavily used for full-body contact recreation. Water quality and aquatic habitat in the stream of this watershed are impacted by nonpoint source pollution from agricultural land use and rural residential development. Twelve of the lakes in this watershed are identified as winterkill situations. These lakes should be considered as primarily wildlife waters. Fishery and water quality recreational values are limited in these lakes. The Polk County "Surface Water Resources" inventory publication was one of the first to be completed in Wisconsin (1961). This pioneering effort thus lacked some of the thoroughness of the later county inventories. Seven of the Polk County lakes in this watershed lack even basic information for preliminary classification. These lakes should receive high priority for basic inventory monitoring. Two lakes in the watershed have been sampled for fish tissue contamination by mercury (Big & Sand Lakes) with no advisory level problem noted. Three other lakes have been identified as high priority for fish tissue monitoring and an additional four designated as medium level priority.

Date  1992

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Proposed

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to implement approved activities from their Aquatic Plant Management Plan. These activities include chemically treating curlyleaf pondweed, purple loosestrife and giant knotweed, pre/post treatment monitoring, and reporting. The project also includes AIS prevention like CBCW, automated video surveillance, updated signs, and expanded education/outreach.

Deliverables include treatment results/report including pre/post monitoring; watercraft inspection and video surveillance data, use agreement for camera installation, information and education products; and summary of prevention activities.

Specific conditions: Prior to installation of surveillance cameras at landing the sponsor must obtain written permission in the form of a use agreement from landing owners allowing installation and operation of cameras for the duration of the project.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Church Pine, Round & Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant & turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries, and an updated APM plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) CLP bed mapping; 4) Herbicide concentration monitoring; 5) Turion monitoring; 6) Purple Loosestrife & Knotweed control; 7) Point intercept aquatic plant survey; 8) APM plan update; 9) AIS education & monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols. Data shall be entered in SWIMS database; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Proposed

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to implement approved activities from their Aquatic Plant Management Plan. These activities include chemically treating curlyleaf pondweed, purple loosestrife and giant knotweed, pre/post treatment monitoring, and reporting. The project also includes AIS prevention like CBCW, automated video surveillance, updated signs, and expanded education/outreach.

Deliverables include treatment results/report including pre/post monitoring; watercraft inspection and video surveillance data, use agreement for camera installation, information and education products; and summary of prevention activities.

Specific conditions: Prior to installation of surveillance cameras at landing the sponsor must obtain written permission in the form of a use agreement from landing owners allowing installation and operation of cameras for the duration of the project.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Church Pine, Round & Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant & turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries, and an updated APM plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) CLP bed mapping; 4) Herbicide concentration monitoring; 5) Turion monitoring; 6) Purple Loosestrife & Knotweed control; 7) Point intercept aquatic plant survey; 8) APM plan update; 9) AIS education & monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols. Data shall be entered in SWIMS database; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to implement approved activities from their Aquatic Plant Management Plan. These activities include chemically treating curlyleaf pondweed, purple loosestrife and giant knotweed, pre/post treatment monitoring, and reporting. The project also includes AIS prevention like CBCW, automated video surveillance, updated signs, and expanded education/outreach.

Deliverables include treatment results/report including pre/post monitoring; watercraft inspection and video surveillance data, use agreement for camera installation, information and education products; and summary of prevention activities.

Specific conditions: Prior to installation of surveillance cameras at landing the sponsor must obtain written permission in the form of a use agreement from landing owners allowing installation and operation of cameras for the duration of the project.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Wind Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Apm Plan Implementation: Church Pine, Round & Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant & turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries, and an updated APM plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) CLP bed mapping; 4) Herbicide concentration monitoring; 5) Turion monitoring; 6) Purple Loosestrife & Knotweed control; 7) Point intercept aquatic plant survey; 8) APM plan update; 9) AIS education & monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols. Data shall be entered in SWIMS database; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2015
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Ewm: The Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitatin District (PRD) proposes to control Eurasion Watermilfoil in Cedar Lake, St. Croix County.
Approved activities include: Herbicide treatment, hand-pulling, pre-and post monitoring, consultant fees, bouy placement, and APM plan update.
Deliverables include: Pre and post monitoring data, APM permits, EWM monitoring maps, maps of hand-pulling locations, updated Lake Management Plan, and point-intercept survey (DNR to produce).
Special conditions: All monitoring and management should follow approved recommendations within the Cedar Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan, WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance, and/or Citiizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols, as specified by the Department.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Ais Education, Prevention And Planning Project: The Apple River P&R District is sponsoring an AIS project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing (City of Amery to supply payroll services), monitoring for invasive aquatic plants, AIS control activities, harvester planning, nuisance control and navigation monitoring, public awareness, and improved information signage at the landing.

Deliverables include a final report including: 1) a summary of project accomplishments; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Report on nuisance monitoring and vegetation caused navigation impairment; 5) results of monitoring observations of any detected invasive species with appropriate maps; 6) Purple Loosestrife control efforts; 7) Report on planning and actions to control newly discovered AIS; 8) Report on boat landing site planning and development; 9) Copies of brochures, educational materials, and mailings paid for through this grant; 10) Report on construction/maintenance of signage.

Special project conditions: Sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lake Ais Education, Prevention & Planning: The Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project. Activities include: Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, education workshop, lake resident education about inspection and AIS prevention; information brochure, mailings. Lake Association members will be trained and will provide additional training, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer boat inspectors.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring reports detailing time and number of people reached, a summary of the Early Detection, Rapid Response Plan; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Copies of press releases, newsletters, and educational materials distributed to the public; 5) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lake Ais Education, Prevention & Planning: The Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project. Activities include: Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, education workshop, lake resident education about inspection and AIS prevention; information brochure, mailings. Lake Association members will be trained and will provide additional training, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer boat inspectors.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring reports detailing time and number of people reached, a summary of the Early Detection, Rapid Response Plan; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Copies of press releases, newsletters, and educational materials distributed to the public; 5) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lake Ais Education, Prevention & Planning: The Church Pine, Round and Big Lakes P&R District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project. Activities include: Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, education workshop, lake resident education about inspection and AIS prevention; information brochure, mailings. Lake Association members will be trained and will provide additional training, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer boat inspectors.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring reports detailing time and number of people reached, a summary of the Early Detection, Rapid Response Plan; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Copies of press releases, newsletters, and educational materials distributed to the public; 5) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River Flowage 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Apple River P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2015 which includes one public boat landing.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River Flowage P&R District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Apple River P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Apple River Flowage.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River P & R District 2017 Cbcw: Apple River P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on APPLE RIVER FLOWAG.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River Flowage 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Apple River P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2015 which includes one public boat landing.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River Flowage P&R District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Apple River P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Apple River Flowage.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Apple River P & R District 2017 Cbcw: Apple River P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on APPLE RIVER FLOWAG.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Church Pine, Round, Bikg lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will sponser a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public landings in 2014.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round And Big Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public access in 2015


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at two public boat landing on Church Pine, Round, Big Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District: Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District 2017 Cbcw: Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 2 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on CHURCH PINE LAKE, BIG LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake 2014 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a project to implement a Clean Boats Clean Waters program at one public landing on Cedar Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Cedar Lake P&R District is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public boat landing on Cedar Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake P&R District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Cedar lake P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Cedar Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Proposed

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Church Pine, Round, Bikg lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will sponser a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public landings in 2014.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round And Big Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public access in 2015


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at two public boat landing on Church Pine, Round, Big Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District: Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District 2017 Cbcw: Church Pine Round & Big Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 2 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on CHURCH PINE LAKE, BIG LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round And Big Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public access in 2015


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Church Pine, Round, Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at two public boat landing on Church Pine, Round, Big Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine, Round And Big Lake P & R Dist.: Lmi-Big Lake Macrophyte Plan Implementation: Church Pine, Round & Big Lake Protect. & Rehab. Dist. proposes to implement several parts of Big Lake Macrophyte Management Plan. The project activities include : A) a complete Lake District Homeowners education of the management plan implementation, including; 1) understanding the functions and roles of native species /communities in Big Lake , 2) understanding exotic species and their threat to the native communities, 3) training to control exotic species. B) The pilot treatment program to reduce plant density and control curly leaf pondweed including the following; 1) a pilot treatment program that uses lime slurry to reduce plant density, 2) a Spring herbicide and harvesting treatment of curly leaf pondweed per approved methods. C) the third part of this project is a complete evaluation of all of parts of the pilot treatment programs (part B).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Healthy Lakes Project: Church Pine, Round, and Big Lake P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks on 1 and 350 ft2 native plantings on 8 lakeshore properties, respectively.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Df Study: Cedar Lake PRD proposes to contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study of Phosphorus (P) loading within Cedar Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include 1) sediment sampling and analysis, 2) water quality sampling and analysis, 3) algae collection and analysis, 4) Lake modeling, 5) study of phosphorus loading, 6) studies of aeration and alum treatment as means of controlling internal loading, 7) comprehensive watershed ag land use assessment, 8) Final report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Alum: The Cedar Lake P&RD proposes to apply an initial Alum treatment to Cedar Lake in St. Croix County to reduce phosphorus loading from in-lake sediments, thereby reducing algal blooms and allowing for restoration of the lake's native plant community. Major project elements to include a) Initial alum treatment, b) monitoring, and c) final report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Proposed

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Healthy Lakes Project: Church Pine, Round, and Big Lake P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks on 1 and 350 ft2 native plantings on 8 lakeshore properties, respectively.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Wind Lake
Status
Proposed

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Healthy Lakes Project: Church Pine, Round, and Big Lake P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks on 1 and 350 ft2 native plantings on 8 lakeshore properties, respectively.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Apple River Flowage Water Quality & Biological Assessment: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings.

Specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Lake sediment sampling; 3. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 4. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 5. Plankton and algae assessment; 6. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 7. Watershed delineation and modeling; 8. Sociological survey; 9. Pontoon classroom; 10. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting.

Final deliverables include examples of education materials developed; agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility.

Special conditions: 1. CLMN efforts shall not be duplicated, and these data shall included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2. Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated; 3. Shoreline inventory methods must be approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine, Big, & Round Lakes Macrophyte Management Plans: The Church Pine, Round, and Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitations District proposes to develop a macrophyte management plan for Big Lake. Project activities including 1) conducting a macrophyte survey in June utilizing the Jessen and Lound Methodology and a second survey in July to determine the growth of species replacing Potamogeton crispus growth following its die-off 2) analyzing samples of Potamogeton crispus for phosphorus and estimating phosphorus loading to the lakes from senescing plants, 3) examining and evaluting the current macrophyte communities, and 4) preparing a study report discussing macrophyte management options and recommending a macrophyte management plan. A paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet, and public meeting. end.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big, Round, Church Pine Aquatic Plant Management Plan: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant management plans for the lakes, conduct an educational workshop to garner public input, train volunteers on AIS monitoring, grow the capacity of the current watercraft inspection and AIS program, and update and distribute outreach materials, including newsletters and the District's webpage.

Final deliverables include: aquatic plant management plan, workshop and presentation summary with example outreach tools, and updated newsletter and webpage.

Special Condition: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. 2) Draft public surveys should be reviewed and approved by the Department before being distributed.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Proposed

Polk County Lwrd: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Water Quality & Biological Assessment: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings.

The specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 3. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 4. Plankton and algae assessment; 5. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 6. Watershed delineation and modeling; 7. Sociological survey; 8. Pontoon classroom; 9. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting.

Final deliverables include examples of education materials developed; agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility.

Special conditions: 1. CLMN efforts shall not be duplicated, and these data shall included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2. Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated; 3. Shoreline inventory methods must be approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Cedar Creek
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 1: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Phase one flow measurements; collection and analysis of grab and integrated samples; sediment cores collection and analyses for vertical and spatial variation in sediment characteristics; laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release (3 samples from centrally located station); committee meetings for plan development.

Project deliverables: Data evaluation; report of results; updated management plan.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Cedar Creek
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 2: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Sediment cores analyses to determine laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release. Samples are to be collected annually from 26 stations throughout the alum treatment area.

Project deliverables: Data and a summary of the results will be provided to the department. The data collected in this phase will be used to supplement the findings in phase one of the project and be used to gauge success of alum treatment.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


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

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake Carp Impact Assessment Study: The Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to study the impact of carp activities on aquatic plants and aquatic invertebrates in Cedar Lake. A final report will summarize the study and its results. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both 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 and summary report mailing.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake Map, St. Croix County: The Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation DistriNatural ct proposes to study the cause of Cedar Lake's carp problem and develop effective carp removal strategies. The project activities will include: 1) development of an updated Cedar Lake map, and 2) trial and error commercial fishing including updated carp population estimate. 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 distribution of the new lake map throughout the community.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Lake Carp Assessment, St. Croix Co.: The Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District, St. Croix County. proposes to study the cause of Cedar Lake's carp problem and develop effective carp removal strategies. The project activities will include: 1) development of an updated Cedar Lake map, and 2) trial and error commercial fishing including updated carp population estimate. 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 distribution of the new lake map throughout the community.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 1: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Phase one flow measurements; collection and analysis of grab and integrated samples; sediment cores collection and analyses for vertical and spatial variation in sediment characteristics; laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release (3 samples from centrally located station); committee meetings for plan development.

Project deliverables: Data evaluation; report of results; updated management plan.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 2: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Sediment cores analyses to determine laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release. Samples are to be collected annually from 26 stations throughout the alum treatment area.

Project deliverables: Data and a summary of the results will be provided to the department. The data collected in this phase will be used to supplement the findings in phase one of the project and be used to gauge success of alum treatment.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine And Round Lakes Macrophyte Survey: The Church Pine, Round and Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a macrophyte survey on Church Pine and Round Lakes to evaluate the functions and values of the current macrophyte communities. Project activities will result in a macrophyte management plan for each lake.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big, Round, Church Pine Aquatic Plant Management Plan: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant management plans for the lakes, conduct an educational workshop to garner public input, train volunteers on AIS monitoring, grow the capacity of the current watercraft inspection and AIS program, and update and distribute outreach materials, including newsletters and the District's webpage.

Final deliverables include: aquatic plant management plan, workshop and presentation summary with example outreach tools, and updated newsletter and webpage.

Special Condition: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. 2) Draft public surveys should be reviewed and approved by the Department before being distributed.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Water Quality & Biological Assessment: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings.

The specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 3. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 4. Plankton and algae assessment; 5. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 6. Watershed delineation and modeling; 7. Sociological survey; 8. Pontoon classroom; 9. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting.

Final deliverables include examples of education materials developed; agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility.

Special conditions: 1. CLMN efforts shall not be duplicated, and these data shall included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2. Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated; 3. Shoreline inventory methods must be approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Horse Creek
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 1: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Phase one flow measurements; collection and analysis of grab and integrated samples; sediment cores collection and analyses for vertical and spatial variation in sediment characteristics; laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release (3 samples from centrally located station); committee meetings for plan development.

Project deliverables: Data evaluation; report of results; updated management plan.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Horse Creek
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Phase 2: Cedar Lake Monitoring And Alum Evaluation: Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a two phase Lake Management Planning project to conduct tributary, in-lake and sediment monitoring to measure effectiveness of alum treatment.

Project activities include: Sediment cores analyses to determine laboratory-derived rates of phosphorus release. Samples are to be collected annually from 26 stations throughout the alum treatment area.

Project deliverables: Data and a summary of the results will be provided to the department. The data collected in this phase will be used to supplement the findings in phase one of the project and be used to gauge success of alum treatment.

Special conditions: 1) WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data from the project. 2) Documentation for in kind labor, equipment, and services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Horse Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Horse Lake Phase 1, Water Quality & Biological Assessment: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is integrating Horse Lake into a continuing comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 1 and 2 for Horse Lake coordinate with similar projects for Lotus Lake (LPL-1113/1114-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 1 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 2 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Horse Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Horse Lake Phase 2, Historical Changes: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is integrating Horse Lake into a continuing comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 1 and 2 for Horse Lake coordinate with similar projects for Lotus Lake (LPL-1113/1114-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 1 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 2 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County: Lotus Lake, Phase 1, Water Quality & Biological Assessment: The Polk County Land & Water Resources Department will conduct a comprehensive two phase lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Lotus Lake in Polk County. Project activities for the Phase 1 portion of this study include; water quality monitoring, a critical habitat survey, a riparian vegetation assessment and coarse woody debris (CWD) survey, a lake sediment survey, lake algae and zooplankton assessment, fish tissue sampling, and a benthic macroinvertebrate assessment.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A comprehensive final project report, covering both Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies, including the project results and an evaluation and analysis of the study findings.

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
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County: Lotus Lake, Phase 2, Education & Riparian Survey Project: The Polk County Land & Water Resources Department will conduct a comprehensive two phase lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Lotus Lake in Polk County. Project activities for the Phase 2 portion of this study include; watershed delineation and land use inventory including historic data, exotic species inventory and macrophyte diversity survey, sociological landowner survey, lake level and precipitation monitoring, and lake phosphorus loading modeling using WiLMS.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A comprehensive final project report, covering both Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies, including the project results and an evaluation and analysis of the study findings.

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
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Phase 3, Water Quality & Biological Asses.: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is continuing a comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 3 and 4 for Lotus Lake coordinate with similar projects for Horse Lake (LPL-1117/1118-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 3 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 4 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Phase 4, Historical Changes: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is continuing a comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 3 and 4 for Lotus Lake coordinate with similar projects for Horse Lake (LPL-1117/1118-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 3 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 4 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Carp Removal Assessment - Phase 1: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) In-Lake water quality monitoring; 2) Tributary water quality & flow monitoring; 3) Phytoplankton & Zooplankton monitoring; 4) Lake level & precipitation monitoring; 5) Conduct sociologic survey.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
In_Progress

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Carp Removal Assessment - Phase 1: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) In-Lake water quality monitoring; 2) Tributary water quality & flow monitoring; 3) Phytoplankton & Zooplankton monitoring; 4) Lake level & precipitation monitoring; 5) Conduct sociologic survey.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Determining Impacts Of Carp Removalon Lotus Lk Water Quality & Biological Indicators, Ph 2: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Point intercept aquatic plant surveys; 2) Shoreline inventory/mapping; 3) Shoreline restoration workshop & 5 designs; 4) Watershed & land use delineation.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Lotus Lake
Status
In_Progress

Polk County Lwrd: Determining Impacts Of Carp Removalon Lotus Lk Water Quality & Biological Indicators, Ph 2: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Point intercept aquatic plant surveys; 2) Shoreline inventory/mapping; 3) Shoreline restoration workshop & 5 designs; 4) Watershed & land use delineation.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big, Round, Church Pine Aquatic Plant Management Plan: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant management plans for the lakes, conduct an educational workshop to garner public input, train volunteers on AIS monitoring, grow the capacity of the current watercraft inspection and AIS program, and update and distribute outreach materials, including newsletters and the District's webpage.

Final deliverables include: aquatic plant management plan, workshop and presentation summary with example outreach tools, and updated newsletter and webpage.

Special Condition: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. 2) Draft public surveys should be reviewed and approved by the Department before being distributed.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Proposed

Polk County Lwrd: Church Pine, Round, & Big Lakes Water Quality & Biological Assessment: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings.

The specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 3. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 4. Plankton and algae assessment; 5. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 6. Watershed delineation and modeling; 7. Sociological survey; 8. Pontoon classroom; 9. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting.

Final deliverables include examples of education materials developed; agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility.

Special conditions: 1. CLMN efforts shall not be duplicated, and these data shall included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2. Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated; 3. Shoreline inventory methods must be approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Phase 3, Water Quality & Biological Asses.: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is continuing a comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 3 and 4 for Lotus Lake coordinate with similar projects for Horse Lake (LPL-1117/1118-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 3 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 4 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Phase 4, Historical Changes: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is continuing a comprehensive study of Lotus Lake. Phases 3 and 4 for Lotus Lake coordinate with similar projects for Horse Lake (LPL-1117/1118-07). These phases utilize various public education elements, including results-sharing, newsletter mailings, presentations, and report publication and will provide management recommendations.

Phase 3 project activities include: water quality monitoring (mid-lake, inflow, outflow, and turnover); tributary flow monitoring; groundwater monitoring; algal community assessment and toxin analyses; zooplankton community assessment; macrophyte mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; and coarse woody habitat inventory.

Phase 4 project activities include: paleolimnological core collection and full-core analysis. Land use history will be compared with trophic reconstructions inferred from the sediment core to determine the impact and timing of watershed disturbances on water quality. This information will assist with determination of stable ecosystem state and development of water quality goals.
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The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with management recommendations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Lotus Lake Carp Removal Assessment - Phase 1: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) In-Lake water quality monitoring; 2) Tributary water quality & flow monitoring; 3) Phytoplankton & Zooplankton monitoring; 4) Lake level & precipitation monitoring; 5) Conduct sociologic survey.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Determining Impacts Of Carp Removalon Lotus Lk Water Quality & Biological Indicators, Ph 2: Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess the impacts of carp removal and develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lotus Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Point intercept aquatic plant surveys; 2) Shoreline inventory/mapping; 3) Shoreline restoration workshop & 5 designs; 4) Watershed & land use delineation.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Church Pine And Round Lakes Macrophyte Survey: The Church Pine, Round and Big Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a macrophyte survey on Church Pine and Round Lakes to evaluate the functions and values of the current macrophyte communities. Project activities will result in a macrophyte management plan for each lake.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Big Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big And Church Pine Aquatic Plant Surveys: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on Big and Church Pine Lakes. The surveys will follow the required point-intercept method and will be completed in June and July or August to monitor early season curlyleaf pondweed as well as the native plant community. Final deliverables include survey results with spreadsheets, maps, and data collected.

Special Condition: WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development.

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


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Cedar Plan Summary: The Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to hire a consultant to facilitate development of a final lake management plan based on previous studies. Major project elements to include: 1) advisory committee meetings, and 2) develop, print, and share plan summary.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big And Church Pine Aquatic Plant Surveys: Big, Round, and Church Pine Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on Big and Church Pine Lakes. The surveys will follow the required point-intercept method and will be completed in June and July or August to monitor early season curlyleaf pondweed as well as the native plant community. Final deliverables include survey results with spreadsheets, maps, and data collected.

Special Condition: WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development.

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


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Big Lake Internal Load Study: The Church Pine, Round, and Big Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to assess the internal load in Big Lake.

The final deliverables include all data collected, updated nutrient budget, and updated implementation strategy.

Specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) In-Lake water quality monitoring; 2) Quantify lake nutrient budget; 3) Implementation strategy.

Special Conditions: CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


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

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Urban Construction
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Village Of Somerset: Apple River Wq Improvement Project: to c-s @70% installation of retention pond (changed from an infiltration basin)


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Urban Construction
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Pine Lake (Somerset)T31nr19ws10
Status
Complete

Village Of Somerset: Apple River Wq Improvement Project: to c-s @70% installation of retention pond (changed from an infiltration basin)


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Apple Falls Flowage
Status
Complete

Village Of Somerset: Stormwater Management Master Plan: To c-s @70% development of a stormwater management plan for village


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Storm Water Plan: To cost-share formulation of a storm water plan and development of a storm water financing mechanism.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple Falls Flowage
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Implementation: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, in St. Croix County, proposes to implement the Lower Apple River Action Plan through activities outlined in the Trust's strategic plan including: 1) Lecture series on river protection, 2) development of ongoing education strategy, 3) habitat inventory on Lower Apple River, 4) development of habitat restoration strategy.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple Falls Flowage
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Apple-Horse Outreach: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to initiate an effort to enhance its organizational capacity; also to inform riparians along the Apple River and Horse Creek in St. Croix and Polk Counties as to the importance of river ecosystems and benefits associated with land conservation. Major project elements to include: 1) Strategic planning, 2) Development and distribution of handouts and brochures, 3) Development of a web site, 4) Creation of GIS-based inventory of riparian parcels.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

St Croix River Association: Lower Apple Plan: The St. Croix River Association proposes to establish a multi-stakeholder partnership to secure long-term protection and improvement of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) stateholder meetings, 2) review of existing data, 3) community meeting, 4) plan development and final report.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Implementation: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, in St. Croix County, proposes to implement the Lower Apple River Action Plan through activities outlined in the Trust's strategic plan including: 1) Lecture series on river protection, 2) development of ongoing education strategy, 3) habitat inventory on Lower Apple River, 4) development of habitat restoration strategy.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Pine Lake (Somerset)T31nr19ws10
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Implementation: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, in St. Croix County, proposes to implement the Lower Apple River Action Plan through activities outlined in the Trust's strategic plan including: 1) Lecture series on river protection, 2) development of ongoing education strategy, 3) habitat inventory on Lower Apple River, 4) development of habitat restoration strategy.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Pine Lake (Somerset)T31nr19ws10
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Riverdale Flowage
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Implementation: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, in St. Croix County, proposes to implement the Lower Apple River Action Plan through activities outlined in the Trust's strategic plan including: 1) Lecture series on river protection, 2) development of ongoing education strategy, 3) habitat inventory on Lower Apple River, 4) development of habitat restoration strategy.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Riverdale Flowage
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Implementation: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, in St. Croix County, proposes to implement the Lower Apple River Action Plan through activities outlined in the Trust's strategic plan including: 1) Lecture series on river protection, 2) development of ongoing education strategy, 3) habitat inventory on Lower Apple River, 4) development of habitat restoration strategy.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Lower Apple Survey, Marketing: The Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust proposes to pursue and encourage establishment of conservation easements to protect habitat, water quality the ecological integrity of the Lower Apple River in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) property owner survey, 2) GIS mapping, 3) outreach planning, 4) literature and brochure development, 5) public presenatations, 6) web site updates and newsletters.


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 Apple River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
Lotus Lk water quality & biological indicators
Date
Status
POLK COUNTY LWRD: Determining impacts of carp removalon Lotus Lk water quality & biological indicators, ph 2
4/1/2014
In Progress
Projects
 
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
Lotus Lake Carp Removal
Date
Status
POLK COUNTY LWRD: Lotus Lake Carp Removal Assessment - Phase 1
10/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
2601400 name St Croix River TMDL ID 618 Start Mile 17.43 End Mile 44.29
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Lower Apple River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village and Town of Somerset are located within the Lower Apple Watershed. The glaciers that sculpted these areas left deposits of sand and gravel called glacial moraines. The layers of sandstone covered by the glaciers can be seen in the cliffs along the Apple River. There are two versions on how the Apple River was named. In 1850, brothers Joseph and Louis Parent, from French-speaking Canada, came up the St. Croix looking for a good place to homestead. They settled on the bluffs above the mouth of the Apple River. They found that potatoes grew well here and named the spot "La Pointe de la Pomme de Terre"; "Pointe" for the river junction and "Pomme de Terre" (apples of the earth) for the potatoes. Many of their family and neighbors soon followed from Canada, settling on both the north and south sides of the Apple River. Another version says that it is from the Ojibwe language. In the Ojibwe language, the Apple River is called Waabizipinikaan-ziibi, meaning "River Abundant with Swan Potatoes". A swan potato is an aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria. Several species bear edible starchy roots. The name was translated into French, but only pomme (apple) of the French word for "potato" (pomme de terre - apple from the earth) was translated into English. In 1856, Samuel and Hud Harriman, brothers born in Maine of English parents, came to the Apple River in 1856 to found a mill, store and logging empire. The area closest to the St. Croix River was already settled. They ventured upstream locating their dam for a mill where Main Street crosses the Apple River today. They also built a general store and platted streets and lots for a village they named Somerset. It is thought Somerset was named for their father's birthplace, Somerset County, England. Sam served as a general in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865. He was also instrumental in bringing the railroad through the county and into northwestern Wisconsin. The Apple River was once an important route of trade for the logging industry; timber was floated downstream from logging camps in the north to a sawmill in Amery, Wisconsin where it was cut, loaded onto trains and transported throughout the region. Today, the river generates tourism revenue through recreation and resorts. Its relatively gentle rapids make it very popular for canoeing, tubing, camping, concerts, and is a popular fishing spot through all seasons.

Date  2011