Watershed - Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River (SC15)
Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River Watershed

Details

The Shell Lake and Lower Yellow River Watershed is located in western Washburn County and extends into a small portion of eastern Burnett County.The watershed is 106,665 acres in size and contains 118 miles of rivers and streams, 5,764 acres of lakes and 9,834 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (52%) and grassland (19%), and is ranked low for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Shell Lake and Lower Yellow River Watershed is located 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
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Curly Leaf Pond Weed Control, 2008-2012: The Spooner Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a project to implement approved activities from the Spooner Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Approved activities include chemically treating curlyleaf pondweed in a limited number of high-density areas, pre- and post-treatment aquatic plant surveys, dissolved oxygen and temperature monitoring, a Clean Boats Clean Waters program, and annual reporting. Deliverables include GIS maps of areas monitored; aquatic plant survey results (spreadsheets and narrative summary); information and education products; and Aquatic Plant Management Plan updates, as necessary.

Special Conditions: 1) All monitoring and management should follow approved recommendations within the Spooner Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan; 2) Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspection data and Citizen Lake Monitoring water quality data, including dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles, will be entered into Wisconsin's Surface Waters Inventory Management System (SWIMS) before December 31st of each year of the project.

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. Grantee or consultant will provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Ais Monitoring, Education & Clp Control: The Spooner Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a project to implement approved activities from the Spooner Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Approved activities include chemically treating curlyleaf pondweed, pre- and post-treatment aquatic plant surveys, Clean Boats Clean Waters program, and annual reporting. Deliverables include GIS maps of areas monitored; aquatic plant survey results (spreadsheets and narrative summary); and information and education products.

Special Condition: All monitoring and management should follow approved recommendations within the Spooner Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

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 Education
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Ais Wash Station & In-Take Block: City of Shell Lake will conduct studies to determine the feasibility of a boat washing station for the effective removal of aquatic invasive species and evaluate means to prevent transfer of aquatic invasive species through the diversion system on Shell Lake, Washburn County.

Specifically, the City, its consultants and volunteers will: 1) Analyze data from surveys of boat launch facilities to characterize the type, origin, etc. of watercraft using the lake. 2) Interview launch inspectors for potential problems and issues with a wash station. 3) Conduct research on wash stations, and design needs/specifications for removing various species and the logistical issues associated with siting a station. 4) Design and test various washing apparatus and select a prototype 5) Research and determine the feasibility and requirements of a means to prevent the transfer of Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels through the lake's discharge system.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A technical report describing and summarizing the project and its results.

The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Invasive Species Control Plan: The City of Shell Lake proposes to develop and implement a plan to prevent any new Invasive Nuisance Species (INS) occurrence, monitor for any INS presence, and control the expansion of the already present INS purple loosestrife.

Activities planned for this project will include; INS alert signage at boat landings, hired or volunteer persons at boat landings to conduct INS inspections and I&E efforts, inspections for any new INS presence, and conduct the removal and control programs for existing loosestrife infestations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
* A Final Project Summary Report including all project results

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 meetings, and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Invasive Species Control Plan: The City of Shell Lake will conduct a 1-yr. project to increase the watercraft inspection program at the main Shell Lake public acces and Round Lake public access in accordance with the Wisconsin "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program. The project will use paid and volunteer monitors to provide watercraft inspection seven days a week from 6am to 8pm at the Shell Lake landing and on high use weekends at the Round Lake landing. Informational kiosk will be constructed at the Shell Lake landing for distribution of aquatic invasive species (AIS) instructional & educational materials. A project coordinator/manager will be hired to organize and facilitate watercraft inspection hours, train inspectors, and provide monthly in-lake monitoring near the landing for the presence of AIS.

Upon completion of this project the sponsor shall provide the state with a comprehensive report including: 1. A watercraft inspection summary including time spent and number of people reached at each landing. 2. A summary of CBCW survey results. 3. Documentation of all in-kind goods and services. 4. Photos of completed and installed informational kiosk. 5. Results of in-lake monitoring.

*In addition, all "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program activities including watercraft inspection hours, boat landing survey results, and trained citizen inspectors will be reported in accordance with CBCW guidelines by this projects completion date.

Special conditions for this project:
The project sponsor shall immediately contact DNR Frank Koshere (715) 392-0807 or Dave Blumer (715) 635-4078 in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation


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

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a project on Shell and Round Lakes, Washburn County, to do the following activities: educate the public; inspect watercrafts (approximately 1400 inspection hours); monitor for Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, and spiny water fleas; inventory purple loosestrife within the corporate city limits and develop a management plan.

Project deliverables include:
1. A project summary of education & outreach activities.
2. Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database.
3. Point-intercept aquatic plant survey record and map, which includes native species present, abundance, and presence/absence recordings for AIS. Survey data must be entered on Aquatic Plant Management Guidance spreadsheets and electronically submitted to the Department.
4. Eight zebra mussel veliger and spiny water flea samples submitted to the Department for analyses.
5. Shoreline survey record and summary of information collected.
6. Purple loosestrife project summary and comprehensive management plan.

Special Conditions
1. Any new identification of an aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department.
2. 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 draft report/deliverables must be submitted to the regional Lake Coordinator for review before finalization.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Ais Education, Protection & Planning Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; holding an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS and prevention; creating a localized brochure; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water fleas; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; a cooperative effort with outside organizations for the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including:
1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; results will be entered into the CB/CW database. 3) Zebra mussel veliger & spiny water flea samples submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Brochure copy. 7) PDA equipment & software evaluations & expenditures. 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

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

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede 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 DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species, 2008: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring an AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS & prevention; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS; shoreline surveys for AIS plants; & the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City & beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, & oversee paid & volunteer workers.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments including sign construction & watercraft inspection report time & number of people reached. 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; results will be entered into the CB/CW database. 3) Zebra mussel veliger & spiny water fleas samples & fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected AIS with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 7) AIS materials generated or paid for by this grant.

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

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede 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 DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species Project, 2009- 2011: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS; purchase of nets for use in monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS when there is a potential for pipeline diversion activation; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the grant including education and watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Zebra mussel veliger& spiny water fleas samples for analysis; 4) Fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis in the event of diversion activation; 5) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any aquatic invasive species with maps; 6) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory & control with maps; 7) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: Project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new AIS infestation is found.

This scope summarizes the application scope and does not supersede 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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species 2012 - 2014: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a 3 year continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS and prevention; test fish for VHS when there is a potential for pipeline diversion activation; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; and a cooperative effort with outside organizations for the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Summary of accomplishments/progress of the program including education and watercraft inspection details with total time and number of people reached; 2) CB/CW survey results with daily results entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis in the event of diversion activation; 5) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 6) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory & control with maps; 7) Copy of mailings/printed education materials paid for through this grant; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special project conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new AIS is found.

This scope summarizes details in the grant application and does not supersede 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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Apm Plan Update: The Spooner Lake P&R District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, a whole lake macrophyte survey, and AIS education training/workshop.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) A summary of project accomplishments/progress including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops/inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Report on point intercept aquatic plant survey observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 5) Report on aquatic plant monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 6) Update of Aquatic Plant Management Plan; 7) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and/or aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide the AIS 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
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Monitoring & Education Project: The Spooner Lake P & R District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at two public boat landings, perform pre & post chemical treatment surveys, turion monitoring, AIS lake monitoring, and distribute public education publications.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) 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. Report on participation in 4th of July Landing Blitz; 3) Copies of brochures, educational materials, and mailings and other AIS related materials paid by this grant; 4) Report on monitoring observations of any detected invasive species with appropriate maps; 5) Pre & post survey data and maps from chemical treatment of CLP; 6) Results of turion monitoring;

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. 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. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Invasive Species Control Plan: The City of Shell Lake proposes to develop and implement a plan to prevent any new Invasive Nuisance Species (INS) occurrence, monitor for any INS presence, and control the expansion of the already present INS purple loosestrife.

Activities planned for this project will include; INS alert signage at boat landings, hired or volunteer persons at boat landings to conduct INS inspections and I&E efforts, inspections for any new INS presence, and conduct the removal and control programs for existing loosestrife infestations.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
* A Final Project Summary Report including all project results

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 meetings, and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Invasive Species Control Plan: The City of Shell Lake will conduct a 1-yr. project to increase the watercraft inspection program at the main Shell Lake public acces and Round Lake public access in accordance with the Wisconsin "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program. The project will use paid and volunteer monitors to provide watercraft inspection seven days a week from 6am to 8pm at the Shell Lake landing and on high use weekends at the Round Lake landing. Informational kiosk will be constructed at the Shell Lake landing for distribution of aquatic invasive species (AIS) instructional & educational materials. A project coordinator/manager will be hired to organize and facilitate watercraft inspection hours, train inspectors, and provide monthly in-lake monitoring near the landing for the presence of AIS.

Upon completion of this project the sponsor shall provide the state with a comprehensive report including: 1. A watercraft inspection summary including time spent and number of people reached at each landing. 2. A summary of CBCW survey results. 3. Documentation of all in-kind goods and services. 4. Photos of completed and installed informational kiosk. 5. Results of in-lake monitoring.

*In addition, all "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program activities including watercraft inspection hours, boat landing survey results, and trained citizen inspectors will be reported in accordance with CBCW guidelines by this projects completion date.

Special conditions for this project:
The project sponsor shall immediately contact DNR Frank Koshere (715) 392-0807 or Dave Blumer (715) 635-4078 in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation


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

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a project on Shell and Round Lakes, Washburn County, to do the following activities: educate the public; inspect watercrafts (approximately 1400 inspection hours); monitor for Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, and spiny water fleas; inventory purple loosestrife within the corporate city limits and develop a management plan.

Project deliverables include:
1. A project summary of education & outreach activities.
2. Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database.
3. Point-intercept aquatic plant survey record and map, which includes native species present, abundance, and presence/absence recordings for AIS. Survey data must be entered on Aquatic Plant Management Guidance spreadsheets and electronically submitted to the Department.
4. Eight zebra mussel veliger and spiny water flea samples submitted to the Department for analyses.
5. Shoreline survey record and summary of information collected.
6. Purple loosestrife project summary and comprehensive management plan.

Special Conditions
1. Any new identification of an aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department.
2. 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 draft report/deliverables must be submitted to the regional Lake Coordinator for review before finalization.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Ais Education, Protection & Planning Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; holding an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS and prevention; creating a localized brochure; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water fleas; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; a cooperative effort with outside organizations for the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including:
1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; results will be entered into the CB/CW database. 3) Zebra mussel veliger & spiny water flea samples submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Brochure copy. 7) PDA equipment & software evaluations & expenditures. 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

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

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede 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 DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species, 2008: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring an AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS & prevention; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS; shoreline surveys for AIS plants; & the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City & beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, & oversee paid & volunteer workers.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments including sign construction & watercraft inspection report time & number of people reached. 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; results will be entered into the CB/CW database. 3) Zebra mussel veliger & spiny water fleas samples & fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected AIS with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 7) AIS materials generated or paid for by this grant.

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

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede 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 DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake Invasive Species Project, 2009- 2011: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS; purchase of nets for use in monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS when there is a potential for pipeline diversion activation; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the grant including education and watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Zebra mussel veliger& spiny water fleas samples for analysis; 4) Fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis in the event of diversion activation; 5) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any aquatic invasive species with maps; 6) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory & control with maps; 7) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: Project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new AIS infestation is found.

This scope summarizes the application scope and does not supersede 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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2013 at one public boat landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Lipsett Lake Association Inc will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2014.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Lipsett Lake Association, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LIPSETTE LAKE.


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

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at 1 public boat landing on Shell Lake.


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

City Of Shell Lake: City Of Shell Lake 2017 Cbcw: City Of Shell Lake is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SHELL LAKE.


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

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake District 2017 Cbcw: Spooner Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SPOONER LAKE.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2013 at one public boat landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Lipsett Lake Association Inc will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2014.


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

City Of Shell Lake: Shell Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at 1 public boat landing on Shell Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Lipsett Lake Association, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lipsett Lake.


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

City Of Shell Lake: City Of Shell Lake 2017 Cbcw: City Of Shell Lake is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SHELL LAKE.


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

Lipsett Lake Association: Lipsett Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Lipsett Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LIPSETTE LAKE.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

Washburn County: Res-Shell Lake Riparian Buffer Restoration Project: Washburn County will implement an assistance project to work with Shell Lake lakeshore owners, as the water level recedes, to return as much waterfront as possible to its natural condition through planted restoration projects and through protection of areas that will regenerate naturally.

Shell Lake has experienced flood conditions the past 3-4 years as a result of unusually high water levels on this 2600 acre "seepage" lake. There is currently no existing natural outlet for this lake. Recently, the City of Shell Lake has installed a "pipeline" outlet and the water levels are beginning to recede to a more "normal" level.

This program will provide for technical assistance to individual shoreline property owners with the potential for shoreline renewal and/or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration/preservation, and preparation/planting of vegetation. The project goal is to restore native vegetation on a minimum of 90 lots on the lake.

Project deliverables for this project include a final report listing all project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program.

Special Conditions:
All shoreline habitat restoration activities conducted under this grant will be subject to the conditions specified in Wis. Adm. Code NR191.24(3)(a) to Wis. Adm. Code NR191.24(3)(j).

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), or public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Lmi-Shell Lake Water Quality Improvement Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations.

USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting.

BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring.

Deliverables include: final water quality study/nutrient response report including management alternative scenarios; paleolimnological study report; BMP engineering/design plans; copies of operation & maintenance plans & contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for sites where implementation is funded with the grant; pre/post photos of BMPs & restorations; list of parcels committed to restrictive covenants; project accomplishment/challenges summary; educational materials developed.



Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Lmi-Shell Lake Water Quality Improvement Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations.

USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting.

BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring.

Deliverables include: final water quality study/nutrient response report including management alternative scenarios; paleolimnological study report; BMP engineering/design plans; copies of operation & maintenance plans & contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for sites where implementation is funded with the grant; pre/post photos of BMPs & restorations; list of parcels committed to restrictive covenants; project accomplishment/challenges summary; educational materials developed.



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

Shell Lake Inland Lake Prot & Rehab District: Little Ripley Lake Water Quality Data Collection: The Shell Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to collect water quality data on Little Ripley Lake. Project activities include 1) collect in-lake water quality data and samples, 2) monitor lake levels, 3) monitor precipitation, 4) conduct an evaluation of the tributary watershed, and 5) prepare a final report on the project results. Donated labor by volunteers, as part of the project's local cost share, is included and estimated at approximately 172 hours X $5.00/hr or $860. Donated labor activities include water sample collection, water quality measurements, lake level monitoring, precipitation monitoring, and staff gage installation. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by public meeting and newsletter mailing.


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

Shell Lake Inland Lake Prot & Rehab District: Round Lake Water Quality Data Collection: The Shell Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to collect water data on Round lake. Project activities include 1) collect in-lake water quality data and samples, 2) monitor lake levels, 3) monitor precipitation, 4) conduct an evaluation of the tributary watershed, and 5) prepare a final report on the project results. Donated labor by volunteers, as part of the project's local cost share, is included and estimated at approximately 172 hours X $5.00/hr or $860. Donated labor activities include water sample collection, water quality measurements, lake level monitoring, precipitation monitoring, and staff gage installation.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by public meeting and newsletter mailing.


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

Shell Lake Inland Lake Prot & Rehab District: Shell Lake Collect Surface & Groundwater Inflow Phase I: The Shell Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to do a hydrologic budget and computer modeling project in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Shell Lake. Project activities include: 1) install, operate and monitor equipment designed to collect data necessary to determine hydraulic parameters and budget component, 2) analyze and evaluate data and prepare a computer flow model of the hydrologic budget, 3) calibrate to adjust to observed lake stage readings. 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 news letter(s), interim reports and final reports that are available at the library and public meetings(s).


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

Shell Lake Inland Lake Prot & Rehab District: Shell Lake Data Analysis, Hydro Budget Dev, Model Phase Ii: The Shell Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to do a flow model of the hydrologic budget in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Shell Lake. The project activities include: 1)interpretation of phase 1 data, 2) input computer data into computer model designed to predict long-term effects of water withdrawal and changes in climatic variables that effect lake state. 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 news letter(s), interim reports and final reports that are available at the library and public meeting(s).


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

City Of Shell Lake: Invasive Species Control Plan: The City of Shell Lake District will develop and implement an invasive nuisance species (INS) control plan for the 2003 boating season to prevent the transport of INS into Shell Lake, monitor for infestation and control any infestations that are discovered.

This project will implement recommendations from the Shell Lake "Lake Management Plan," and will also comply with requirements of the recent DNR permit to discharge excess lake water to the Yellow River. Project activities include; installing and maintaining new and improved "alert" signs at boat landings, training and organizing hired staff and volunteers to monitor and conduct INS info sessions at boat landings, monitoring for any new INS infestations, and establishing volunteer programs to help control the spread of INS.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
-- A Final Project Summary Report including the project results.

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
12/23/1991
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Septic System Survey: 1) Conduct a survey of septic systems around Spooner Lake.2) Prepare a summary of results of the survey.3) Information will be disseminated to public by newsletter, fact sheet, local newspaper articles, and public meetings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake Planning Project: The Spooner Lake District will conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Spooner Lake in Washburn County. Project activities include: Conducting a watershed inventory and mapping survey, conducting an in-lake water quality and sediment survey, conducting a water quality and quantity modeling analysis and developing best management recommendations, conducting a social survey of lake residents, users, etc., and conducting a review and follow-up of the non-compliance septic systems documented from a previous planning grant study.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
1. Final Project Summary Report including the project results.

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
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Spooner Lake - Phase Ii: The Spooner Lake District will conduct phase 2 of a multi-phase project to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for Spooner Lake in Washburn County. The USGS will conduct in-lake water quality monitoring twice monthly at two sites in the growing season and once in winter and early spring. Flow and water quality data will be collected on Crystal Brook at Hwy 70. Volunteers will read a staff gage at the Spooner Lake Dam to attain out-flow data. The additional data will support development of a nutrient and hydrologic budget in phase III and will be used to compare the water quality effects of a large herbicide treatment that occurred in 2002 - 2003. Herbicide treatments will be suspended in 2004. Complete a watershed characterization and subarea delineation to: identify agriculture land uses with the highest potential to deliver polluted runoff; identify environmentally sensitive areas and quality habitats; predict watershed land use changes; evaluate the level of protection afforded through local ordinances and land use planning. An education and communication effort to inform the community about the project results, the unique aspects of shallow lake ecology, explore appropriate management scenarios/expectations and promote shoreline restoration, will be conducted.

Specific deliverables for this project include: 1) A USGS water quality data summary report provided to the Lake District including a comparison between herbicide and nonherbicide treatment years.
2) USGS published water quality data annual report. 3) Final project report summarizing all project results including the watershed evaluation and education/communication efforts and recommendations for phase III.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy (PDF format) of the final report. 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
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Lake Planning Project - Phase 3: The Spooner Lake District will continue a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Spooner Lake in Washburn County. Project activities for this Phase 3 project include; conduct informational and progress meetings during the project, review all existing lake and watershed data, conduct a macrophyte survey on Spooner Lake, prepare an Aquatic Plant Management Planning Document, and conduct a quality control program throughout the project.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
A Final Project Summary Report including the project results and an Aquatic Plant Management Document.

Special conditions for this grant project include: 1. The macrophyte survey must be conducted to specifications provided by the Dept. of Natural Resources. Mr. Frank Koshere from our Superior Office should be contacted and will provide the current standard specifications. 2. The macrophyte survey report shall incorporate any "sensitive area designations" that may be available for Spooner Lake. Mr. Larry Damman from the Spooner Office should be contacted for this information.

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
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Spooner Lake
Status
Complete

Spooner Lake District: Lake Planning Project - Phase 4: The Spooner Lake District will continue a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Spooner Lake in Washburn County. Project activities for this Phase 4 project include; conduct informational and progress meetings during the project, review existing lake and watershed ordinances and recommend new or revised ordinances as appropriate, conduct a comprehensive computer model analysis of the Spooner Lake and watershed water quality and quantity, develop a Lake/Watershed Management Master Plan (LWMMP), present and interpret the LWMMP to the Lake District, and conduct a quality control program throughout the project.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A Final Project Summary Report including the project results and a copy of the final Lake/Watershed Management Master Plan (LWMMP) Document.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lipsett Lake
Status
Complete

Lipsett Lake Association: Lake Education Program For Lipsett Lake: The Lipsett Lake Association will conduct an informational and educational project to inform lake users, association members, and the general public about lake protection and lake management issues. The project will consist of the following efforts: 1) Installation of a large colored sign at the public access warning of aquatic invasive species and detailing inspection methods, etc., 2) Utilizing association volunteers to monitor the boat landing during heavy usage periods and dispensing AIS prevention information and materials. 3) Initiate a program to provide soil testing to lake watershed landowners and dispense phosphorus limiting information. 4) Initiate a program to issue $-off coupons to lake watershed landowners to encourage the usage of low or zero phosphorus fertilizers. 5) Conduct a workshop for lakeshore owners on the benefits of shoreline protection and\005Cor restoration, and 6) Conduct lake in-flow and out-flow measurements.

Specific deliverables for this project include a written summary report detailing all project activities and including copies of I & E materials prepared and/or utilized for distribution.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper 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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lipsett Lake Association: Lake Education Program For Lipsett Lake: The Lipsett Lake Association will conduct an informational and educational project to inform lake users, association members, and the general public about lake protection and lake management issues. The project will consist of the following efforts: 1) Installation of a large colored sign at the public access warning of aquatic invasive species and detailing inspection methods, etc., 2) Utilizing association volunteers to monitor the boat landing during heavy usage periods and dispensing AIS prevention information and materials. 3) Initiate a program to provide soil testing to lake watershed landowners and dispense phosphorus limiting information. 4) Initiate a program to issue $-off coupons to lake watershed landowners to encourage the usage of low or zero phosphorus fertilizers. 5) Conduct a workshop for lakeshore owners on the benefits of shoreline protection and\005Cor restoration, and 6) Conduct lake in-flow and out-flow measurements.

Specific deliverables for this project include a written summary report detailing all project activities and including copies of I & E materials prepared and/or utilized for distribution.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper 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.


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
Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 2678000
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on Unnamed, WBIC: 2678000, AU:5747024
5/21/2016
Proposed
 
Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Shell Lake and Upper Yellow River Watershed is home to the communities of Shell Lake and Spooner. Spooner was named after John Coit Spooner, who moved to Hudson, WI, in 1870, where he combined the careers of legislator, politician and attorney. Spooner made possible the mergers that formed the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad. It was through his efforts on the railroad company's behalf that the company was able to secure the land grants needed to continue building the railroad through northwestern Wisconsin. Tracks were completed in 1879 to what would become the Spooner area. The railhead that year became a little town called Chandler. In 1882-1883 the railroad and Chandler's population were moved south a couple of miles to become the settlement of Spooner. The new town was named to honor the man who had helped the railroad's advancement to the area. Spooner's economy was once centered on these railroad lines; however, the lines were eventually absorbed by the Chicago & North Western Railroad (CNW). Passenger service ended in the early 1960s under the CNW ownership. In 1992, the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad was incorporated, to serve as a freight hauler from Spooner to Trego, a nearby town, with a connection to the CNW. Although the freight idea didn't work out, in 1997 a passenger excursion train began operating, and was an instant success.

Date  2011