Watershed - Clam River (SC12)
Clam River Watershed

Details

The Clam River Watershed consists of a long narrow strip of land that extends through the center of Burnett County and includes a portion of northeastern Polk County. It is approximately 132,392 acres in size and contains 218 miles of streams and rivers, 5,389 acres of lakes and 24,387 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (51%), grassland (19%) and wetlands (18%), and is ranked medium for nonpoint source issues affecting lakes.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Clam River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Clam River Watershed lies in two Ecological Landscapes: the Forest Transition and the Northwest Sands. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone. The Northwest Sands Ecological Landscape is a large glacial outwash system consisting of two major landforms: flat plains or terraces along glacial meltwater channels, and pitted or "collapsed" outwash plains containing kettle lakes. Soils are deep sands, low in organic material and nutrients. Historic vegetation at the time of the General Land Office survey was dominantly jack pine and scrub oak forest and barrens. White and red pine forests were also a sizable component of the Ecological Landscape. Numerous barrens occurred in the southwest half of the Ecological Landscape, and a few large barrens within the northeast half. Most of the trees in the barrens were jack pine, but oak savannas also occurred in the south central part of the Ecological Landscape. Current vegetation is a mix of forest, agriculture, and grassland with some wetlands in the river valleys. Pine, aspen-birch and oak equally (27% each) dominate the forested area of the Ecological Landscape. The maple-basswood, spruce-fir, and lowland hardwood forest type groups occupy small percentages of the Ecological Landscape. Within the open lands, there is a relatively large proportion of grassland and shrub land, a small but locally significant amount of emergent/wet meadow and open water, and very little row-crop agriculture.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/13/1996
Waters Involved
Big Doctor Lake
Status
Complete

Burnett County: Clam Lake Area Watershed Digital Orthophotographic Mapping: Burnett County proposes to produce digital orthophotographs of the Clam Lake area watershed including Crooked, Fish, Big Doctor, and Clear Lakes. The Sponsor will prepare a summary report including the results of the above activities. The results of the above activities will be disseminated to the public by public meeting, local newspaper article, newsletter, and poster displays. The sponsor will provide the Department with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the summary report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Big Sand Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



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

Clam Lake P & R District: Lake User Survey, Education Fair, & Clp Turion Sampling (Ph 2): Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Curlyleaf pondweed turion monitoring at 120 total sites in the lakes; 2) Lake fair with management planning education and outreach activities; 3) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Pi Plant Survey & Education, Phase 1: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer aquatic plant point-intercept surveys on both lakes; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring on both lakes; 3) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS monitoring; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 3, Shoreline Survey, Water Quality, Ewm Rr Plan & Fish Evaluation: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 3 (LPL-1317-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) A shoreline survey; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring; 3) Eurasian watermilfoil rapid response plan; 4) A carp survey, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 5) Planning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 4, Apm Plan, Education & Wild Rice Survey: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 4 (LPL-1318-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) Wild rice mapping, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 2) Completion of a 5-year lake management plan with an emphasis on aquatic plants; 3) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and other lake stewardship activities; 4) lanning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam River
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Lake User Survey, Education Fair, & Clp Turion Sampling (Ph 2): Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Curlyleaf pondweed turion monitoring at 120 total sites in the lakes; 2) Lake fair with management planning education and outreach activities; 3) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam River
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Pi Plant Survey & Education, Phase 1: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer aquatic plant point-intercept surveys on both lakes; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring on both lakes; 3) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS monitoring; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam River
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 3, Shoreline Survey, Water Quality, Ewm Rr Plan & Fish Evaluation: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 3 (LPL-1317-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) A shoreline survey; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring; 3) Eurasian watermilfoil rapid response plan; 4) A carp survey, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 5) Planning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Clam River
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 4, Apm Plan, Education & Wild Rice Survey: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 4 (LPL-1318-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) Wild rice mapping, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 2) Completion of a 5-year lake management plan with an emphasis on aquatic plants; 3) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and other lake stewardship activities; 4) lanning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Cranberry Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Kent Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Largon Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County: Largon Lake Phase 1, Comprehensive Management Plan: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department proposes to conduct a comprehensive lake water quality monitoring, sociological survey, watershed evaluation, plant survey, etc. study of Largon Lake in Polk County. This project is proposed as a two phase comprehensive planning study. Phase 1 activities would include; compiling watershed map, conducting a landowner survey, watershed land use inventory, lake level and precipitation monitoring, sediment core study, fisheries analysis, macorphyte survey, and I & E program development. Ongoing project activities would be disseminated via newsletter(s), meeting(s), and news release(s), and compiling a final report.

Specific deliverables for this Phase 1 grant project will include:
? A final report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above.
? (If both Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects are funded concurrently, a combined report may be produced to cover both phase projects.)

Special conditions for this grant project will include:
1. Monitoring of lake levels must be referenced to Dept. of Natural Resources established benchmark(s) and copy of lake level data provided to the Water Management Specialist at Cumberland.
2. Electroshocking survey and fish census data activities must be coordinated with DNR Fish Manager Rick Cornelius at Barron.
3. Sensitive area and macrophyte survey activities must be coordinated with DNR Fish Manager Rick Cornelius, Barron and Water Resource Specialist Jim Cahow at Spooner.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Largon Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County: Largon Lake Phase 2, Comprehensive Management Plan: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department proposes to conduct a comprehensive lake water quality monitoring, sociological survey, watershed evaluation, plant survey, etc. study of Largon Lake in Polk County. This project is proposed as a two phase comprehensive planning study. Phase 2 activities would include; comprehensive lake water quality monitoring, groundwater mapping and monitoring, trib. Monit. & flow measurements, lake modeling, hydro & nutrient budget development, shoreline video survey, and the development of a comprehensive lake management plan. Ongoing project activities would be disseminated via newsletter(s), meeting(s), and news release(s), and compiling a final report.

Specific deliverables for this Phase 2 grant project will include:
? A final report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above and from the Phase 1 project.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Little Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



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

Clam Lake P & R District: Lake User Survey, Education Fair, & Clp Turion Sampling (Ph 2): Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 project tasks include: 1) Curlyleaf pondweed turion monitoring at 120 total sites in the lakes; 2) Lake fair with management planning education and outreach activities; 3) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lower Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Pi Plant Survey & Education, Phase 1: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer aquatic plant point-intercept surveys on both lakes; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring on both lakes; 3) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS monitoring; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 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 and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lower Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 3, Shoreline Survey, Water Quality, Ewm Rr Plan & Fish Evaluation: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 3 (LPL-1317-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) A shoreline survey; 2) Expanded water quality monitoring; 3) Eurasian watermilfoil rapid response plan; 4) A carp survey, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 5) Planning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lower Clam Lake
Status
Complete

Clam Lake P & R District: Phase 4, Apm Plan, Education & Wild Rice Survey: Clam Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a four-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan with an aquatic plant emphasis for Upper and Lower Clam Lakes. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 4 (LPL-1318-10) project tasks, occurring on both lakes, include: 1) Wild rice mapping, in partnership with the St. Croix Tribe; 2) Completion of a 5-year lake management plan with an emphasis on aquatic plants; 3) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and other lake stewardship activities; 4) lanning meetings, GIS support, and administration related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods 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. 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
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
McKenzie Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County: Mckenzie Lake Planning Project: The Polk County Land & Water Resources Department will conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of McKenzie Lake in Polk County. Project activities would include; delineating the watershed, conducting a comprehensive in-lake water quality survey, conducting an exotic species inventory, compiling a comprehensive land use and soils inventory with phosphorus loadings estimates, monitoring lake level and precipitation, conducting a lake sediment survey, conducting a biodiversity survey, and conducting an on-going public participation, media involvement, and information and education program. The project data will be utilized to generate a final project report.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
A comprehensive final report.

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Owl Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Pokegama Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Rohr Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
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
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
South Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Spencer Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes, North Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
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
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Viola Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



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

Polk County: Ward Lake Water Quality Monitoring, Sociological, Watershed: Polk County LCD will conduct a comprehensive lake water quality monitoring, sociological survey, watershed evaluation, plant survey study of Ward Lake in Polk County. Project activities include; com;iling watershed map, conducting a landowner survey, digitizing watershed land uses and estimating phosphorus loadings, collecting lake water quality samples, monitoring and mapping groundwater, monitoring lake level and precipitation, updating lake bottom topography, conducting a shoreline video survey, compiling fisheries census data, conducting an aquatic plant survey, and delineation of sensitive areas, continuing a information & education program via newsletter(s), meeting(s), and news release(s), and compiling a final report.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
* A final report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Ward Lake
Status
Complete

Polk County Lwrd: Ward Lake Water Quality & Biological Monitoring: The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department is completing a second appraisal study and report on Ward Lake. This project will compare results to the 2000 appraisal project.

Project activities include: water quality trend monitoring; phytoplankton and zooplankton community snapshots; macrophyte point-intercept monitoring and mapping; macroinvertebrate assessment; lake level and precipitation monitoring; and watershed mapping and WiLMS modeling. The project includes a general Information & Education component.

The final deliverables for this project will be a compilation of results from the various studies and a comprehensive report with specific management recommendations. Historic monitoring data, including Citizen Lake Monitoring Network information, must be included in the trends analyses.

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. A copy of the draft project report must be submitted to the Lake Coordinator for review and comment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Warner Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Follette: Town Of Lafollette Land Use Plan: The Town of LaFollette will conduct a land use planning project addressing resource protection for all lakes, streams, shorelands, wetlands, watersheds and other lands in the Township of LaFollette in Burnett County. Project activities include a community survey, conducting I & E and listening public meetings, developing goals and policies for long-range land use and shorelands protection planning, inventory and analysis of the town's water, land, natural and cultural resources, identification of implementation and protection tools, review of the county's shoreline development recommendations for applicability, and development of short and long-range land use and planning recommendations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
? Copies of meetings notes, I & E materials, survey results, and newspaper notices.
? Copies of all resource maps developed during project
? A copy of the final report for this project, including the town land use plan

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



Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Clam Lake
Status
In_Progress

Clam Lake P & R District: Wild Rice Seed Enumeration Study: Clam Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Wild Rice Enumeration Study to take sediment samples of the Clam River Flowage, Upper and Lower Clam, Long, and Brill Lakes to quantify the presence wild rice seed in the sediment of those lakes.

Specific deliverables for this project include all results, raw data, GIS files, maps of sample sites, and reports developed.

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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Clam River Flowage
Status
In_Progress

Clam Lake P & R District: Wild Rice Seed Enumeration Study: Clam Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Wild Rice Enumeration Study to take sediment samples of the Clam River Flowage, Upper and Lower Clam, Long, and Brill Lakes to quantify the presence wild rice seed in the sediment of those lakes.

Specific deliverables for this project include all results, raw data, GIS files, maps of sample sites, and reports developed.

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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
In_Progress

Clam Lake P & R District: Wild Rice Seed Enumeration Study: Clam Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Wild Rice Enumeration Study to take sediment samples of the Clam River Flowage, Upper and Lower Clam, Long, and Brill Lakes to quantify the presence wild rice seed in the sediment of those lakes.

Specific deliverables for this project include all results, raw data, GIS files, maps of sample sites, and reports developed.

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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lower Clam Lake
Status
In_Progress

Clam Lake P & R District: Wild Rice Seed Enumeration Study: Clam Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Wild Rice Enumeration Study to take sediment samples of the Clam River Flowage, Upper and Lower Clam, Long, and Brill Lakes to quantify the presence wild rice seed in the sediment of those lakes.

Specific deliverables for this project include all results, raw data, GIS files, maps of sample sites, and reports developed.

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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Ward Lake
Status
Complete

Ward Lake Assoc: Do Meter: The Ward Lake Association will purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific deliverables for this grant include: 1) A Final Project Report (paper and electronic copies) including description of meter and any accessories purchased; 2) A Financial Reimbursement Request for the purchase of a Dissolved Oxygen Meter; 3) Dissolved Oxygen profile readings taken with the new meter during lake monitoring of Ward Lake in 2011. These readings will be entered into the SWIMS database along with the normal CLMN data.

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

This scope summarizes the grant application scope 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 Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


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
Clam River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Barron
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
 
Date
Status
Identify type of survey and where the survey will be located (WBIC and County)
7/1/2008
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Clam River Biology fIBI
Date
Status
Category 3 water with a single 'Poor' fIBI. Further monitoring recommended. AU: 1518114; Station ID: 10022778
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
Clam River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Ojibwa and the French fur traders were the principal inhabitants along this portion of the Clam River in the early nineteenth century. Swedish immigrants began settling in the area around what is now Siren in the 1880s. Many of them were members of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The first post office was built in 1895 about a mile west of its present location. The first postmaster was Charles F. Segerstrom, and the post office was in his home. His home was surrounded by lilacs, which were and still are quite abundant in this area. Segerstrom applied with the postal department for a name for the village, choosing "Syren", the Swedish word for "lilac." Presumably the postal department thought this was a misspelling because on the granted application they put down the spelling as "Siren." In 1912, the town center was moved nearer the Soo Line Railroad tracks which had been extended through the area to Duluth, Minnesota. The tracks were later removed but the trail was left behind for recreational purposes. It is now known as the Gandy Dancer Trail and is a popular route for hikers, bicyclists, and snowmobilers. On June 18, 2001, a tornado passed through Siren inflicting severe damage. 175 buildings were destroyed and many more damaged. Since then much of the town has been rebuilt with its architecture reflecting Siren's history.

Date  2011