Watershed - Elk River (UC09)
Elk River Watershed

Details

The upstream portion of this watershed lies in the Chequamegon National Forest, where the Elk River begins. Much of the watershed is wetland. This watershed contains a number of county-owned dams built in the 1930s and 1940s to create recreational flowages, which now have extensive shoreline development. Because these flowages have low, flat shorelines, failing septic systems may be a problem. A number of Class I trout streams are found in this watershed, including Carpenter Creek, which encompasses a DNR Fisheries Area. Ninemile Creek and Foytik Creek flow through private land. There is no water quality information for these streams.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Elk River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Duroy Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Preservation Project - Implementation Phase 1: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS control project. In recent years Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) has infested the Chain, and negatively affected the native vegetation species and has degraded the general ability for residents and tourists to enjoy the lakes. The lake association completed an Aquatic Plant management Plan in 2011. This control grant implements recommendations listed in the approved plan including a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage.

Project goals includes: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2012); 2) Whole Lake EWM herbicide treatment on Wilson Lake; 3) Spot EWM Treatment on Long and Duroy Lakes; 4) EWM peak biomass surveys; 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Residual 2, 4-D sampling; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program.

Project deliverables include: A final report discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2013.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Elk Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Preservation Project - Implementation Phase 1: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS control project. In recent years Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) has infested the Chain, and negatively affected the native vegetation species and has degraded the general ability for residents and tourists to enjoy the lakes. The lake association completed an Aquatic Plant management Plan in 2011. This control grant implements recommendations listed in the approved plan including a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage.

Project goals includes: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2012); 2) Whole Lake EWM herbicide treatment on Wilson Lake; 3) Spot EWM Treatment on Long and Duroy Lakes; 4) EWM peak biomass surveys; 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Residual 2, 4-D sampling; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program.

Project deliverables include: A final report discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2013.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Preservation Project - Implementation Phase 1: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS control project. In recent years Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) has infested the Chain, and negatively affected the native vegetation species and has degraded the general ability for residents and tourists to enjoy the lakes. The lake association completed an Aquatic Plant management Plan in 2011. This control grant implements recommendations listed in the approved plan including a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage.

Project goals includes: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2012); 2) Whole Lake EWM herbicide treatment on Wilson Lake; 3) Spot EWM Treatment on Long and Duroy Lakes; 4) EWM peak biomass surveys; 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Residual 2, 4-D sampling; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program.

Project deliverables include: A final report discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2013.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase 1: The Musser Lake Association is sponsoring an AIS control project. In recent years curly leaf pondweed (CLP) has infested the flowage, and negatively affected the native vegetation species and has degraded the general ability for residents and tourists to enjoy the lakes. The lake association completed an Aquatic Plant management Plan in 2011. This control grant implements recommendations listed in the approved plan including a herbicide treatment.

Project goals include: 1) Spot (67 acre total) liquid endothall treatment of CLP on Musser lake; 2) CLP peak biomass surveys; 3) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 4) Residual endothall sampling; 5) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring program; 6) Shoreline buffer installation project; 7) AIS signage installation project.

Project deliverables include a final report including a discussion of the results of the post treatment surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2013.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Wilson Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Preservation Project - Implementation Phase 1: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS control project. In recent years Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) has infested the Chain, and negatively affected the native vegetation species and has degraded the general ability for residents and tourists to enjoy the lakes. The lake association completed an Aquatic Plant management Plan in 2011. This control grant implements recommendations listed in the approved plan including a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage.

Project goals includes: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2012); 2) Whole Lake EWM herbicide treatment on Wilson Lake; 3) Spot EWM Treatment on Long and Duroy Lakes; 4) EWM peak biomass surveys; 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Residual 2, 4-D sampling; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program.

Project deliverables include: A final report discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2013.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/1/2013
Waters Involved
Duroy Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Of Lakes Ais Early Detection & Response Project - Clp: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association will sponsor an curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) early detection & response project. During the summer of 2013 CLP was found in Duroy Lake at low densities. The project addresses the pioneer CLP through monitoring and volunteer based hand harvesting activities for two years (2014-2015).

The project includes the following goals: 1) Early season AIS survey; 2) Hand removal coordination and GPS base map creation; 3) Volunteer based surveillance monitoring and hand removal; 4) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CB/CW) monitoring Program; 5) Late summer follow up AIS survey.

Project deliverables include: 1) A final report will be completed discussing the results of the two years of surveys, success of hand pulling and a control strategy targeting AIS within the Phillips Chain; 2) Summary of CB/CW activities.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Enter CB/CW data into SWIMS.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
3/4/2005
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Price County: Musser Lake Early Detection Invasives Control: The Price County Land Conservation in cooperation with the Musser Lake Association will sponsor a project to treat curly-leaf pondweed in Musser Lake, with the goal of early eradication. 38 small areas containing CLP have been marked by the lake association and monitored to date. Beginning in Spring of 2005 areas will be treated in accordance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management permit. Follow up treatment of these areas and/or new areas will be conducted in Spring of 2006 and 2007. The association will also provide an educational component to teach area residents of the dangers of aquatic invasive species and control/prevention measures, as well as giving periodic project updates.

Products:

1) Pioneer beds of curly-leaf pondweed will be chemically treated in accordance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management permit.
2) Pre and post treatment surveys (for known and unknown areas of infestation), mapping the location and densities of CLP, will be conducted.
3) Follow up treatment and monitoring of affected areas will continue in 2006 and 2007.
4) Annual progress reports and a final report will be made available to the DNR, Price County Land Conservation Dept., local lake associations, districts, and media.


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

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Detection Invasives Control Project: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct an early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP). CLP was discovered in 2004. Through Price County the association received a rapid response grant in 2005 and treated in 2005, 2006 and 2007 with good success. The association is currently planning to develop APM plan by applying for a future AIS grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) An early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of CLP in Musser Lake to control the spread; 2) Monitor the CLP throughout the year to determine success of the herbicide treatment and to continue the mapping of CLP; 3) Prevent the spread of CLP to downstream water bodies.

Project deliverables include: 1) A final report summarizing the outcome of the treatment including a description of declining CLP populations in treated areas and the response of native aquatic plants; 2) CLP will be mapped prior to treatment and after treatment. The lake will be surveyed for CLP in mid July through Mid August after the herbicide treatment to determine efficacy of the treatment and regrowth.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Implement the pre and post treatment monitoring protocol (DNR May, 2007); 3) Summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment; 4) Obtain an APM permit prior to awarding of this grant (follow conditions in permit).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/1/2013
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Of Lakes Ais Early Detection & Response Project - Clp: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association will sponsor an curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) early detection & response project. During the summer of 2013 CLP was found in Duroy Lake at low densities. The project addresses the pioneer CLP through monitoring and volunteer based hand harvesting activities for two years (2014-2015).

The project includes the following goals: 1) Early season AIS survey; 2) Hand removal coordination and GPS base map creation; 3) Volunteer based surveillance monitoring and hand removal; 4) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CB/CW) monitoring Program; 5) Late summer follow up AIS survey.

Project deliverables include: 1) A final report will be completed discussing the results of the two years of surveys, success of hand pulling and a control strategy targeting AIS within the Phillips Chain; 2) Summary of CB/CW activities.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Enter CB/CW data into SWIMS.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
3/4/2005
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Price County: Musser Lake Early Detection Invasives Control: The Price County Land Conservation in cooperation with the Musser Lake Association will sponsor a project to treat curly-leaf pondweed in Musser Lake, with the goal of early eradication. 38 small areas containing CLP have been marked by the lake association and monitored to date. Beginning in Spring of 2005 areas will be treated in accordance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management permit. Follow up treatment of these areas and/or new areas will be conducted in Spring of 2006 and 2007. The association will also provide an educational component to teach area residents of the dangers of aquatic invasive species and control/prevention measures, as well as giving periodic project updates.

Products:

1) Pioneer beds of curly-leaf pondweed will be chemically treated in accordance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management permit.
2) Pre and post treatment surveys (for known and unknown areas of infestation), mapping the location and densities of CLP, will be conducted.
3) Follow up treatment and monitoring of affected areas will continue in 2006 and 2007.
4) Annual progress reports and a final report will be made available to the DNR, Price County Land Conservation Dept., local lake associations, districts, and media.


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

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Detection Invasives Control Project: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct an early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP). CLP was discovered in 2004. Through Price County the association received a rapid response grant in 2005 and treated in 2005, 2006 and 2007 with good success. The association is currently planning to develop APM plan by applying for a future AIS grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) An early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of CLP in Musser Lake to control the spread; 2) Monitor the CLP throughout the year to determine success of the herbicide treatment and to continue the mapping of CLP; 3) Prevent the spread of CLP to downstream water bodies.

Project deliverables include: 1) A final report summarizing the outcome of the treatment including a description of declining CLP populations in treated areas and the response of native aquatic plants; 2) CLP will be mapped prior to treatment and after treatment. The lake will be surveyed for CLP in mid July through Mid August after the herbicide treatment to determine efficacy of the treatment and regrowth.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Implement the pre and post treatment monitoring protocol (DNR May, 2007); 3) Summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment; 4) Obtain an APM permit prior to awarding of this grant (follow conditions in permit).


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project: The Phillips Chain O\2019 Lakes Association is sponsoring a project which includes the finalizing of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan including proposed management options to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). One of the recommendations that will be considered is a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage. Before that can be considered an updated point-intercept survey needs to occur on Wilson Flowage.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey; 2) EWM mapping survey on Wilson, Long, Elk and Duroy Lakes; 3) Specimen preservation and vouchering.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies in the winter of 2012.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project ; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Duroy Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase 2: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS Control and Prevention Project which will implement recommendations contained in the 2011 Aquatic Plant Management Plan focusing on Eurasian Water Milfoil. The project includes evaluating a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage (2012) and spot treatments in Long and Duroy Lakes (2012). A herbicide treatment is proposed (2013) on Duroy Lake but will not be funded as part of this grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2013); 2) Pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey (Spring 2013); 3) Quantitative EWM Monitoring (sub-sample PI survey)(Spring, summer 2013); 4) EWM peak biomass surveys (Summer 2013); 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Wild Rice Survey and map creation; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program; 9) AIS surveillance and hand pulling.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2014.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project: The Phillips Chain O\2019 Lakes Association is sponsoring a project which includes the finalizing of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan including proposed management options to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). One of the recommendations that will be considered is a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage. Before that can be considered an updated point-intercept survey needs to occur on Wilson Flowage.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey; 2) EWM mapping survey on Wilson, Long, Elk and Duroy Lakes; 3) Specimen preservation and vouchering.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies in the winter of 2012.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project ; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Lac Sault Dore Lake Management Planning Project: The Soo Lake United Property Owners Association will conduct work to complete a Lake Management Plan. This will include pre and post monitoring of the aquatic plant community before and after a draw down, and a plan to evaluate options of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) control and future lake management alternatives.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Involve local stakeholders in the planning process; 2) Conduct curly-leaf pondweed survey; 3) Conduct a pre and post point -intercept plant survey (2010-11); 4) Complete native and non-native community mapping; 5) Complete sediment compaction surveys (2010-11); 6) Complete a shoreline assessment; 7) Complete a watershed assessment; 8) Conduct lake water quality monitoring/evaluation; 9) Compile fisheries data information; 10) Evaluation of the draw down; 11) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 12) Development of a lake management plan (including EWM control options).

Project deliverables include: 1) The final report should include the methodologies and results of the tasks listed above. Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations should be presented along with continued public education issues. Recommendations for remedial actions and further study options should be included specifically for Soo Lake and its drainage basin.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR would like to review a draft of the Lake Management Plan; 2) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project: The Phillips Chain O\2019 Lakes Association is sponsoring a project which includes the finalizing of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan including proposed management options to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). One of the recommendations that will be considered is a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage. Before that can be considered an updated point-intercept survey needs to occur on Wilson Flowage.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey; 2) EWM mapping survey on Wilson, Long, Elk and Duroy Lakes; 3) Specimen preservation and vouchering.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies in the winter of 2012.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project ; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase 2: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS Control and Prevention Project which will implement recommendations contained in the 2011 Aquatic Plant Management Plan focusing on Eurasian Water Milfoil. The project includes evaluating a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage (2012) and spot treatments in Long and Duroy Lakes (2012). A herbicide treatment is proposed (2013) on Duroy Lake but will not be funded as part of this grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2013); 2) Pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey (Spring 2013); 3) Quantitative EWM Monitoring (sub-sample PI survey)(Spring, summer 2013); 4) EWM peak biomass surveys (Summer 2013); 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Wild Rice Survey and map creation; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program; 9) AIS surveillance and hand pulling.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2014.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Lac Sault Dore Lake Management Planning Project: The Soo Lake United Property Owners Association will conduct work to complete a Lake Management Plan. This will include pre and post monitoring of the aquatic plant community before and after a draw down, and a plan to evaluate options of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) control and future lake management alternatives.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Involve local stakeholders in the planning process; 2) Conduct curly-leaf pondweed survey; 3) Conduct a pre and post point -intercept plant survey (2010-11); 4) Complete native and non-native community mapping; 5) Complete sediment compaction surveys (2010-11); 6) Complete a shoreline assessment; 7) Complete a watershed assessment; 8) Conduct lake water quality monitoring/evaluation; 9) Compile fisheries data information; 10) Evaluation of the draw down; 11) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 12) Development of a lake management plan (including EWM control options).

Project deliverables include: 1) The final report should include the methodologies and results of the tasks listed above. Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations should be presented along with continued public education issues. Recommendations for remedial actions and further study options should be included specifically for Soo Lake and its drainage basin.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR would like to review a draft of the Lake Management Plan; 2) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project: The Phillips Chain O\2019 Lakes Association is sponsoring a project which includes the finalizing of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan including proposed management options to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). One of the recommendations that will be considered is a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage. Before that can be considered an updated point-intercept survey needs to occur on Wilson Flowage.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey; 2) EWM mapping survey on Wilson, Long, Elk and Duroy Lakes; 3) Specimen preservation and vouchering.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies in the winter of 2012.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project ; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase 2: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS Control and Prevention Project which will implement recommendations contained in the 2011 Aquatic Plant Management Plan focusing on Eurasian Water Milfoil. The project includes evaluating a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage (2012) and spot treatments in Long and Duroy Lakes (2012). A herbicide treatment is proposed (2013) on Duroy Lake but will not be funded as part of this grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2013); 2) Pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey (Spring 2013); 3) Quantitative EWM Monitoring (sub-sample PI survey)(Spring, summer 2013); 4) EWM peak biomass surveys (Summer 2013); 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Wild Rice Survey and map creation; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program; 9) AIS surveillance and hand pulling.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2014.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase Ii: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association will conduct work to evaluate a 6 foot winter drawdown (Winter 2013) and monitor the ecological effects and plan for a 2015 herbicide treatment.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Conduct CLP pretreatment surveys and treatment area refinement (Spring 2015); 2) Conduct CLP peak biomass surveys (Spring 2014 and 2015); 3) Conduct quantitative monitoring (sub-sample PI survey) (2013, 2014 and 2015); 4) Wild rice survey and map creation (2014 and 2015); 5) Drawdown monitoring report and treatment planning (2014 and 2015); 6) Shoreline buffer installation project (2013-2014); 7) Implement Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program.

Project deliverables include: 1) Drawdown monitoring report; 2) 2015 treatment report.

Specific conditions for this project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Consider deed restriction on shore land restoration sites.


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

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Apm Plan Update & Ais Education: Solberg Lake Association is sponsoring a project including the preliminary goals of 1) Effectively managing CLP infestation; 2) Improving navigation through Squaw Creek, Disappearing Creek and Comfort Cove; 3) Determine plant community diversity in lake; 4) Maintain and improve recreational opportunities; 5) Preserve native aquatic plants; 6) Protect and improve fish and wildlife habitat and Sensitive areas; 7) Evaluate water quality; 8) Educate lake users on AIS. A point intercept Aquatic Plant Survey will be completed and an Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Solberg Lake will be completed.

Project deliverables include: 1) A project kick-off meeting; 2) Public information meeting with draft APM plan; 3) Conduct water quality sampling and evaluation; 4) Comprehensive APM plan; 5) Interpret aquatic plant survey results; 6) Provide lake association with maps (including CLP beds); 7) Two sets of pressed plant specimens.

Specific project conditions: 1) WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and reports/plans generated as a result of this project (APM Plan); 2) Follow department protocol when conducting the point intercept study; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format; 4) provide lake maps to the lakes coordinator and enter them into SWIMS; 5) Contact Erin McFarlane (715-346-4978) and Laura Herman (715-365-8998) at UW-Extension to learn about the Clean Lakes/Clean Waters Program and AIS monitoring programs; 6) Consult with the Voigt Intertribal Task Force (VTF) (Peter David, 715-682-6619 (ext.123) (pdavid@glifwc.org)) on any activities that could impact wild rice and/or habitat that could support wild rice. APM Plan development and associated permitting activities require VTF consultation. Thus, its imperative wild rice and associated habitat be an APM Plan component. Contact Jim Kreitlow (715-365-8947) for specifics on integrating wild rice discussion in your Plan.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Drawdown Monitoring: The Phillips Chain O'Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) through drawdown of the water levels in the Chain. The effectiveness of a winter water level draw down on controlling EWM will be evaluated.

Project activities/goals include: 1) Restoration of native vegetation species by inhibiting the growth and spread of EWM to the greatest degree possible and practical; 2) Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the drawdown by conducting 4 point intercept aquatic plant surveys (1 pre 2008 and 3 post (2009, 2010, 2011)); 3) Install leased aerators to maintain the oxygen levels in areas to minimize or prevent winter fish kill that could occur as a result of drawdown; 4) Educate the local community and lake residents about the reasons for the planned drawdown making sure lake association members are informed about this project; 5) Monitor Milfoil weevil presence; 6) Monitor emergent plant growth response to drawdown.

Project deliverables include a final report including: a summary of public acceptance of drawdown and were educational programs and sessions worthwhile; the effectiveness or aerators including results of dissolved oxygen readings; a summary of emergent plant bed response; a summary of weevil abundance; a Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format. The department will evaluate the data and provide summary reports.

Specific conditions: WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project: The Phillips Chain O\2019 Lakes Association is sponsoring a project which includes the finalizing of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan including proposed management options to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). One of the recommendations that will be considered is a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage. Before that can be considered an updated point-intercept survey needs to occur on Wilson Flowage.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey; 2) EWM mapping survey on Wilson, Long, Elk and Duroy Lakes; 3) Specimen preservation and vouchering.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies in the winter of 2012.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project ; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Wilson Lake
Status
Complete

Phillips Chain O'Lakes Assoc: Phillips Chain Ais Control & Prevention Project - Implementation Phase 2: The Phillips Chain of Lakes Association is sponsoring an AIS Control and Prevention Project which will implement recommendations contained in the 2011 Aquatic Plant Management Plan focusing on Eurasian Water Milfoil. The project includes evaluating a whole lake chemical treatment on Wilson Flowage (2012) and spot treatments in Long and Duroy Lakes (2012). A herbicide treatment is proposed (2013) on Duroy Lake but will not be funded as part of this grant.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Wilson lake Point-Intercept Survey( Summer 2013); 2) Pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey (Spring 2013); 3) Quantitative EWM Monitoring (sub-sample PI survey)(Spring, summer 2013); 4) EWM peak biomass surveys (Summer 2013); 5) Pre/Post evaluation monitoring; 6) Wild Rice Survey and map creation; 7) Clean Boats Clean Waters monitoring Program; 8) Purple loosestrife Control program; 9) AIS surveillance and hand pulling.

Project deliverables include: A final report will be completed discussing the results of the surveys and recommended treatment strategies for 2014.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Make sure lake association members are informed about this project; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


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

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Lac Sault Dore Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Soo Lake United Association Inc will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public accesses in 2014.


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

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Soo Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Soo Lake United Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including 2 public landings on Soo Lake.


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

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Soo Lake United Assoc Inc 2017 Cbcw: Soo Lake United Assoc Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on LAC SAULT DORE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Lac Sault Dore Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Soo Lake United Association Inc will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 2 public accesses in 2014.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Soo Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Soo Lake United Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including 2 public landings on Soo Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Soo Lake United Assoc Inc: Soo Lake United Assoc Inc 2017 Cbcw: Soo Lake United Assoc Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on LAC SAULT DORE.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Plan, Phase 1: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase I and II of a four phase planning effort. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan. This grant is funding phase I.

The project includes the following goals (Phase I and II): 1) Conduct CLP pretreatment surveys and treatment area refinement (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 2) Conduct CLP peak biomass surveys (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 3) Conduct AIS training sessions with local lake leaders (phase I); 4) Conduct a point -intercept plant survey; 5) Complete native and non-native community mapping; 6) Complete a shoreline assessment; 7) Compile fisheries data information; 8) Conduct Clean Boat/Clean Water landing inspection program (phase II).

Project deliverables include: An interim report summarizing the activities accomplished in Phase I and II. A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Plan, Phase 2: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase I and II of a four phase planning effort. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan. This grant is funding phase II.

The project includes the following goals (Phase I and II): 1) Conduct CLP pretreatment surveys and treatment area refinement (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 2) Conduct CLP peak biomass surveys (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 3) Conduct AIS training sessions with local lake leaders(phase I); 4) Conduct a point -intercept plant survey(phase II); 5) Complete native and non-native community mapping (phase II); 6) Complete a shoreline assessment (phase II); 7) Compile fisheries data information (phase II); 8) Conduct Clean Boat/Clean Water landing inspection program (phase II).

Project deliverables include: An interim report summarizing the activities accomplished in Phase I and II. A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 3: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase III and IV of a four phase planning effort. This grant will be used for funding Phase III. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan.

The project includes the following goals (Phase III and IV): 1) Continued stakeholder participation; 2) Complete a watershed assessment; 3) Conduct water quality monitoring and assessment of Musser Lake; 4) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 5) Final analysis and report preparation.

Project deliverables for Phase III include: completed watershed and water quality assessments, stakeholder survey and copies of news releases.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) Stakeholder survey must be reviewed by DNR prior to mailing.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Elk River
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 4: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase III and IV of a four phase planning effort. This grant will be used for Phase IV. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan.

The project includes the following goals (Phase III and IV): 1) Continued stakeholder participation; 2) Complete a watershed assessment; 3) Conduct water quality monitoring and assessment of Musser Lake; 4) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 5) Final analysis and report preparation.

Project deliverables for Phase IV include: A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) Submit a draft report for department review; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Plan, Phase 1: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase I and II of a four phase planning effort. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan. This grant is funding phase I.

The project includes the following goals (Phase I and II): 1) Conduct CLP pretreatment surveys and treatment area refinement (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 2) Conduct CLP peak biomass surveys (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 3) Conduct AIS training sessions with local lake leaders (phase I); 4) Conduct a point -intercept plant survey; 5) Complete native and non-native community mapping; 6) Complete a shoreline assessment; 7) Compile fisheries data information; 8) Conduct Clean Boat/Clean Water landing inspection program (phase II).

Project deliverables include: An interim report summarizing the activities accomplished in Phase I and II. A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Plan, Phase 2: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase I and II of a four phase planning effort. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan. This grant is funding phase II.

The project includes the following goals (Phase I and II): 1) Conduct CLP pretreatment surveys and treatment area refinement (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 2) Conduct CLP peak biomass surveys (Spring 2010 and 2011) (phase I); 3) Conduct AIS training sessions with local lake leaders(phase I); 4) Conduct a point -intercept plant survey(phase II); 5) Complete native and non-native community mapping (phase II); 6) Complete a shoreline assessment (phase II); 7) Compile fisheries data information (phase II); 8) Conduct Clean Boat/Clean Water landing inspection program (phase II).

Project deliverables include: An interim report summarizing the activities accomplished in Phase I and II. A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 3: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase III and IV of a four phase planning effort. This grant will be used for funding Phase III. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan.

The project includes the following goals (Phase III and IV): 1) Continued stakeholder participation; 2) Complete a watershed assessment; 3) Conduct water quality monitoring and assessment of Musser Lake; 4) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 5) Final analysis and report preparation.

Project deliverables for Phase III include: completed watershed and water quality assessments, stakeholder survey and copies of news releases.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) Stakeholder survey must be reviewed by DNR prior to mailing.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Musser Lake Association: Musser Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 4: The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct work to complete phase III and IV of a four phase planning effort. This grant will be used for Phase IV. At the conclusion of the project Musser Lake will complete a pre/post CLP treatment evaluation, a lake point intercept plant survey and a Lake Management Plan.

The project includes the following goals (Phase III and IV): 1) Continued stakeholder participation; 2) Complete a watershed assessment; 3) Conduct water quality monitoring and assessment of Musser Lake; 4) Conduct Dreissena Mussel monitoring; 5) Final analysis and report preparation.

Project deliverables for Phase IV include: A final report will be submitted following the completion of Phase III and IV.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) Submit a draft report for department review; 2) Review past treatment information and provide a summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1991
Waters Involved
Solberg Lake
Status
Complete

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Planning: DETERMINATION AND MAPPING OF WATERSHED BOUNDARIES. WATER CHEMISTRY SAMPLES. PHYTOPLANKTON SAMPLES. AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY. EXISTING FISH SURVEY DATA WILL BE EVALUATED. NUTRIENT BUDGET WILL BE CALCULATED. WATER LEVEL READINGS TO BE TAKEN. INFORMATIONDISSEMINATION. SURVEY OF LAKE RECREATIONAL USE WILL BE DEVELOPED. FEASIBILITY PLANS FOR UPGRADING THE PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS WILL BE DEVELOPED. PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED TO MORE CLEARLY MARK THE DAM SPILLWAY. COMPREHENSIVE LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED.


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

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Phase I, Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Solberg Lake Association will conduct a two phase aquatic plant management project. This grant will fund phase I which will include a aquatic plant survey, a membership survey, and portions of the project data summaries including tables and maps.

The aquatic plant survey will characterize existing aquatic plant conditions in the lake. The membership study will be used to determine lake usage and plant management prefrences.

Specific deliverables for this grant include:
**9** a summary of work completed including the membership survey and aquatic plant survey,
**9** (a final report will be submitted with phase II of the project). **9**

The Department will be provided with a paper copy of the summary.


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

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Phase Ii, Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Solberg Lake Association will conduct a two phase aquatic plant management project. This grant will fund phase II of the project. Phase II will include the development of a aquatic plant managment plan which will include a definition of the problem, goals, explaination of plant ecology, various management techniques, and methods to evaluate progress.

The document will include documentation of the phase I aquatic plant survey results including both a tabular and graphic presentation. Aquatic plant management options will be discussed and a recommendation for plant management will be presented.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
**9** a final report including maps and tables

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 newpaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1991
Waters Involved
Squaw Creek
Status
Complete

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Planning: DETERMINATION AND MAPPING OF WATERSHED BOUNDARIES. WATER CHEMISTRY SAMPLES. PHYTOPLANKTON SAMPLES. AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY. EXISTING FISH SURVEY DATA WILL BE EVALUATED. NUTRIENT BUDGET WILL BE CALCULATED. WATER LEVEL READINGS TO BE TAKEN. INFORMATIONDISSEMINATION. SURVEY OF LAKE RECREATIONAL USE WILL BE DEVELOPED. FEASIBILITY PLANS FOR UPGRADING THE PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS WILL BE DEVELOPED. PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED TO MORE CLEARLY MARK THE DAM SPILLWAY. COMPREHENSIVE LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1991
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Solberg Lake Association: Solberg Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Planning: DETERMINATION AND MAPPING OF WATERSHED BOUNDARIES. WATER CHEMISTRY SAMPLES. PHYTOPLANKTON SAMPLES. AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY. EXISTING FISH SURVEY DATA WILL BE EVALUATED. NUTRIENT BUDGET WILL BE CALCULATED. WATER LEVEL READINGS TO BE TAKEN. INFORMATIONDISSEMINATION. SURVEY OF LAKE RECREATIONAL USE WILL BE DEVELOPED. FEASIBILITY PLANS FOR UPGRADING THE PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS WILL BE DEVELOPED. PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED TO MORE CLEARLY MARK THE DAM SPILLWAY. COMPREHENSIVE LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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
Elk River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Action Migrated from WATERS
 
Date
Status
WDNR should conduct an ecological assessment to evaluate the impact of metal contamination and metal transport in the Elk River system (Type B).
1/1/2010
Proposed
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Price
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 2237900
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on McIlquham Lake Creek, WBIC: 2237900, AU:14714
5/21/2016
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
10/25/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Elk River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Phillips is located in the Elk River Watershed in Price County. As the railroads and lumber companies made their way to the northern pine forests, the city grew along the eastern bank of Elk Lake on the Elk River. A fire destroyed much of the city in 1894, but many of the red brick buildings built after the fire are still standing today. As the timber played out, many farmers from Eastern Europe bought the cut over land, built fine rock fences and raised their families. Downtown Phillips catered to their needs for hardware, dry goods and groceries, filling the gaps on Main Street with wood frame storefronts. Most businesses had at least one clerk who spoke Czech, and St. Mary's Catholic Church held service in both Bohemian and English. Phillips is home to the Wisconsin Concrete Park, an outdoor museum comprised of 237 embellished concrete sculptures and objects built by retired lumberjack Fred Smith. Fred Smith was born in 1886 to first generation German immigrants to Price County. He built his house, barn, and tavern on property he homesteaded in Phillips in 1903. Smith worked in regional lumber camps from his early teens until 1948. He retired from lumberjacking and began to build bas relief plaques and sculptures in the vicinity of his tavern, the Rock Garden Tavern. Smith's work evolved from two dimensional into three-dimensional sculptures and tableaux, which he built on an ambitious scale throughout his property. Smith's chosen medium was concrete. He ornamented early works with painted scenes and bas-relief glass embellishments, and created high-relief decorated surfaces, using glass, auto-reflectors, mirrors, and other found objects. Smith used an expressionistic style to capture the strong features of the various European immigrants to the region (Czech, Bohemian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, and Polish). In this sculptural environment Smith created a cohesive panorama of local, regional, and national history, combined with legends derived from late 19th and early 20th century Northwoods culture. Fred Smith died in 1976. Today the Wisconsin Concrete Park is owned by Price County and maintained by the Friends of Fred Smith, a not-for-profit arts organization formed to preserve the sculptures, house, and landscape of the park, and to develop the interpretive and educational aspects of this cultural treasure for the public.

Date  2011