Watershed - Couderay River (UC20)
Couderay River Watershed

Details

The Couderay River Watershed lies in west central Sawyer County and also includes a small piece of eastern Washburn County. Mostly forested and wetland, this watershed contains flve state wildlife and fishery areas and most of the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian reservation. There are significant amounts of pasture in the southeastern corner, and the hilly topography of the south central region tend to make the streams there hydrologically flashy. The wastewater treatment plants at Radisson and Stone Lake discharge to groundwater. The facility near the Reserve maintained by the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe discharges to surface water. The water resources of this watershed are dominated by its large, high quality lakes. With the exception of six trout streams-Eddy, Swift, Devils, Alder, Hauer, and Grindstone-the streams in this watershed support mainly warm water forage fish communities. Area fisheries management files also document widespread beaver activity. Of the 14 named streams in this watershed, only four, the Couderay River and Section 20, Grindstone and Sand creeks, had no records of beaver disturbance.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Couderay River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Couderay River Watershed is located primarily in the North Central Forest Ecological Landscape which 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
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control: Courte Oreilles Lakes Assoc. (COLA) is sponsoring a project to reduce the threat of AIS, particularly Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP), from negatively impacting native flora and fauna of Lac Courte Oreilles Lake and minimize the potential for CLP transfer to other lakes.

Project goals: 1) Keep CLP growth at a minimum level; 2) Prevent introduction and spread of other AIS; 3) Preserve diverse native aquatic plant communities; 4) Educate lake residents and users on importance of native aquatic plants, how to protect them, and the threat of AIS; 5) Restore native shoreline vegetation; 6) Minimize pollutant runoff from residential lake properties.

Project deliverables: 1) Volunteer adopt-a-shoreline program; 2) CLP pre/post-treatment surveys & mapping following DNR protocol; 3) CLP treatment must follow the lake Aquatic Plant Management plan criteria; 4) Train lakeshore residents and divers on aquatic plant identification and CLP removal; 5) Signs/information centers at all public boat landings; 6) Triennial shoreline visual surveys for CLP; 7) COLA website update regarding CLP control and education material; 8) Presentations at property owners meetings; 9) AIS and educational material included in COLA newsletter & new property owner mailings; 10) Property owner survey to assess barriers and incentives to runoff management practices; 11) Lake shoreland inventory and report; 12) Buffer restoration demonstration sites utilizing Sawyer Co Shoreland Incentives Program; 13) Musky Bay wild rice restoration; 14) Establish Musky Bay No wake Zone.

Specific conditions: 1) Follow local permit requirements for kiosk & road sign installation; 2) Provide WDNR with electronic & hard copies of project data, reports, and plans; 3) Contact UW-Extension for AIS Monitoring Program training, workshops & educational materials (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998); 4) Contact Erin McFarland (715-346-4978) prior to constructing signs to assure consistent messaging; 5) Consult DNR prior to CLP treatment.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Little Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round & Little Round Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project: The Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring as aquatic invasive species (AIS) project implementing AIS control measures identified in the approved Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project goals includes: 1) Keep Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) growth to a minimum level; 2) Prevent the establishment of other AIS including Purple Loosestrife, curly leaf pondweed, flowering rush, zebra mussels; 3) Preserve the lakes\2019 diverse native plant communities; 4) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and AIS threats; 5) Waterfront residents will protect lake water quality and plant communities by minimizing runoff of pollutants from their lake property.

Project deliverables include: 1) Establish a Volunteer adopt a shoreline monitoring program; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Clean Lakes/Clean Boat monitoring program implemented (dates, volunteer numbers, and hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Treatment summaries for EWM control; 7) Signs/information centers erected at all boat landings; 8) Inventory and report of existing shoreline characteristics; 9) Buffer restoration demonstration sites.

Specific project conditions: 1) Information collected by the watercraft inspectors will be entered into the department database; 2) Department pre and post monitoring protocol must be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit prior to any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 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 if you have not done so.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Osprey Lake
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Osprey Lake Ewm Control: Sawyer County in cooperation with the Osprey Lake Property Owners Association (OLPOA) is sponsoring a project to control Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in Osprey Lake and implement management actions in the approved Osprey Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project goals: 1) EWM control will take place on 12-16 acres of EWM in Osprey Lake. The goal of the treatment is to reduce EWM to less than 3 acres or 2.5% of the littoral zone; 2) The OLPOA will develop a Clean Boats, Clean Waters program at the boat landing on Osprey Lake. In addition to a CBCW program, the OLPOA will discuss increased enforcement issues at the landing with the LCO Wardens and the LCO Tribal Police; 3) Lake residents will be educated about the lake, EWM, and native plants during a lake excursion with the Sawyer County AIS Coordinator; 4) Volunteers will be trained using Citizen Lake Monitoring Network methods to monitor EWM within the lake. Surveys will be done once/month from June through September to monitor treated areas and to look for new EWM locations.

Project deliverables include: 1) Enter CBCW and CLMN data into SWIMS; 2) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management; 3) Results of pre and post monitoring surveys of EWM beds. Are control activities successful and how are native plants responding?; 4) Provide documentation that the above goals were completed.

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 (APM Plan); 2) Follow department protocol when conducting the pre and post monitoring; 3) Provide lake maps to the lakes coordinator and enter them into SWIMS; 4) Contact Erin McFarland (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.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round & Little Round Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project: The Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring as aquatic invasive species (AIS) project implementing AIS control measures identified in the approved Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project goals includes: 1) Keep Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) growth to a minimum level; 2) Prevent the establishment of other AIS including Purple Loosestrife, curly leaf pondweed, flowering rush, zebra mussels; 3) Preserve the lakes\2019 diverse native plant communities; 4) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and AIS threats; 5) Waterfront residents will protect lake water quality and plant communities by minimizing runoff of pollutants from their lake property.

Project deliverables include: 1) Establish a Volunteer adopt a shoreline monitoring program; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Clean Lakes/Clean Boat monitoring program implemented (dates, volunteer numbers, and hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Treatment summaries for EWM control; 7) Signs/information centers erected at all boat landings; 8) Inventory and report of existing shoreline characteristics; 9) Buffer restoration demonstration sites.

Specific project conditions: 1) Information collected by the watercraft inspectors will be entered into the department database; 2) Department pre and post monitoring protocol must be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit prior to any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 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 if you have not done so.


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

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round & Little Round Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project: Round Lake POA is sponsoring a 1-yr project to implement approved activities from the Round and Little Round Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries.

Specific project activities include: 1) Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) chemical & manual control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) EWM bed mapping; 4) Scuba diver EWM removal; 5) Watercraft inspections; 6) AIS education & monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols. Data shall be entered in SWIMS database; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Aquatic Plant Management Plan Implementation: Round Lake POA is sponsoring a 1-yr project to implement approved activities from the Round and Little Round Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries.

Specific project activities include: 1) Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) chemical & manual control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) EWM bed mapping; 4) Watercraft inspections; 5) AIS education & monitoring; 6) Shoreline habitat survey.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols. Data shall be entered in SWIMS database; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS; 5) Shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/23/2006
Waters Involved
Couderay River
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Aquatic Invasive Species Control: Sawyer County in partnership with Courtes Oreilles Lake Association in partnership is sponsoring a three-year project on Musky Bay to chemically treat 1-2 acres (<5 acres of the littoral area and in existence <5 years) of Curlyleaf pondweed. The deliverable for this project is an annual report that summarizes volunteer monitoring results, herbicide treatment details, and any other control activities.

Project methods require:
1. Treatment to occur before water temperature exceeds 60\00B0F.
2. Monitoring at least twice a year (pre- and post-treatment) to record CLP presence/absence, approximate size of CLP beds, and presence of other plants.

Special Conditions
1. Any new identification of an aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department.
2. The Department may provide standardized methods for AIS monitoring.
3. 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.
4. Aquatic Plant Management Plans for new and established infestations should use the Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance and meet NR 198.43 requirements.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2011
Waters Involved
Grindstone Lake
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Little Grindstone Clp Control: The Grindstone Lake Association is sponsoring an aquatic invasive species (AIS) control project on Little Grindstone Lake. In 2007, the AIS curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) was collected and confirmed within Lac Courte Oreilles. Since its discovery, action has been taken to control the spread and infestation of CLP with herbicide treatments in 2009, 2010, and one planned for 2011. A pioneer infestation of this plant has now been found in Little Grindstone Lake during a 2010 survey. Documentation and mapping of this new infestation showed its presence at 2.35 acres.

Treatment of CLP within Little Grindstone Lake is recommended in 2011 and beyond (through 2013) to achieve control and prevent its introduction in Grindstone Lake, which is directly connected to it. Prior to treatment, a survey of the lake to verify proposed treatment areas each year will be completed and any adjustments to those or new areas will be done.

Project Goals and Objectives: 1) Monitor CLP annually for a three year period on Little Grindstone Lake; 2) Effectively manage CLP; 3) Restore the native aquatic plant community; 4) Protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Project Deliverables: 1) Mailing of required information packet to lakeshore owners; 2) Chemical control of CLP; 3) Monitoring data measuring effectiveness of chemical control for 2011 \2013 2013; 4) Map of CLP distribution pre & post-treatment for 2011 \2013 2013; 5) Map of potential 2012 - 2013 treatment areas of CLP.

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 on the effectiveness of the treatment.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/23/2006
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Aquatic Invasive Species Control: Sawyer County in partnership with Courtes Oreilles Lake Association in partnership is sponsoring a three-year project on Musky Bay to chemically treat 1-2 acres (<5 acres of the littoral area and in existence <5 years) of Curlyleaf pondweed. The deliverable for this project is an annual report that summarizes volunteer monitoring results, herbicide treatment details, and any other control activities.

Project methods require:
1. Treatment to occur before water temperature exceeds 60\00B0F.
2. Monitoring at least twice a year (pre- and post-treatment) to record CLP presence/absence, approximate size of CLP beds, and presence of other plants.

Special Conditions
1. Any new identification of an aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department.
2. The Department may provide standardized methods for AIS monitoring.
3. 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.
4. Aquatic Plant Management Plans for new and established infestations should use the Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance and meet NR 198.43 requirements.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Osprey Creek
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Osprey Lake Eurasian Water Milfoil Treatment: Saywer County in partnership with Osprey Lake Association is sponsoring a two-year project on Osprey Lake to chemically treat 8-10 acres (<5% of the littoral area and in existence for <5 years) of Eurasian watermilfoil. The deliverable for this project is an annual report that summarizes volunteer monitoring results, herbicide treatment details, and any other control activities.

Project methods require:
1. Treatment to occur in May before native plants are established.
2. Volunteer monitoring at least twice a year to record EWM presence/absence, approximate size of EWM beds, and presence of other plants.

Special Conditions
1. 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.
2. In-kind or volunteer services must be documented as match for reimbursement.
3. Treatment must be in compliance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management Permit.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Osprey Lake
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Osprey Lake Eurasian Water Milfoil Treatment: Saywer County in partnership with Osprey Lake Association is sponsoring a two-year project on Osprey Lake to chemically treat 8-10 acres (<5% of the littoral area and in existence for <5 years) of Eurasian watermilfoil. The deliverable for this project is an annual report that summarizes volunteer monitoring results, herbicide treatment details, and any other control activities.

Project methods require:
1. Treatment to occur in May before native plants are established.
2. Volunteer monitoring at least twice a year to record EWM presence/absence, approximate size of EWM beds, and presence of other plants.

Special Conditions
1. 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.
2. In-kind or volunteer services must be documented as match for reimbursement.
3. Treatment must be in compliance with the Department issued Aquatic Plant Management Permit.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
1/1/2009
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Mangement Plan: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association will sponsor a grant to help fund an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) control and prevention project. Eurasian Water Milfoil (ERW) was identified in Whitefish Lake in June of 2008. Herbicide treatment occurred in 2008. A point intercept plant survey will be conducted to produce a baseline. To apply management actions in an ecologically sound manner the lake association will develop an aquatic plant management plan (APM Plan) to guide their efforts.

The project includes the following goals (APM Plan):1)Develop an APM Plan for Whitefish Lake to guide future management actions; 2) Conduct a point-intercept aquatic plant study on Callahan and Mud Lakes to establish a baseline; 3) Educate lake residents about AIS activities and control options.

Project deliverables include: 1)Produce a comprehensive APM plan; 2) Interpret the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management.

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 (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 Henneger (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.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
1/1/2009
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Mangement Plan: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association will sponsor a grant to help fund an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) control and prevention project. Eurasian Water Milfoil (ERW) was identified in Whitefish Lake in June of 2008. Herbicide treatment occurred in 2008. A point intercept plant survey will be conducted to produce a baseline. To apply management actions in an ecologically sound manner the lake association will develop an aquatic plant management plan (APM Plan) to guide their efforts.

The project includes the following goals (APM Plan):1)Develop an APM Plan for Whitefish Lake to guide future management actions; 2) Conduct a point-intercept aquatic plant study on Callahan and Mud Lakes to establish a baseline; 3) Educate lake residents about AIS activities and control options.

Project deliverables include: 1)Produce a comprehensive APM plan; 2) Interpret the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management.

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 (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 Henneger (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.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Eurasian Watermilfoil Response & Control: Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring a three year Response project to the Eurasian Water Milfoil in Whitefish Lake.

Project deliverables include project data in SWIMS database, plant monitoring data and maps, a final project report summarizing information/education, monitoring, and management results.

Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Herbicide treatment; 3) SCUBA removal; 4) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) AIS Education.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring volunteers shall be trained to follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols and enter monitoring data into SWIMS database.

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


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

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Cola Clean Boats - Clean Waters Program: COLA in cooperation Sawyer County (AIS Coordinator) and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Tribe will implement an AIS prevention strategy for Big Courte Oreilles Lake.

Project goals include: 1. Develop a communication/recruitment strategy with the purpose of increasing association membership of lake residents; 2. Coordinate communication & recruitment effort with the LCO Tribal Conservation Office; 3. Conduct training for volunteer monitoring & AIS plant identification; 4. Conduct volunteer lakeshore monitoring for aquatic invasive plants; 5. Expand coverage for the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program at the main boat landing; 6. Install a kiosk with AIS information at the main boat landing & town hall; 7. Place 4 signs on roads leading to LAC; 8. Produce laminated key chains for LAC area boat dealers.

Project deliverables include: 1. Development of a communication/recruitment strategy (did it result in increased membership?); 2. Provide training agenda for volunteer monitoring; 3. Produce a kiosk for AIS information; 4. Post 4 AIS education road signs; 5. Provide laminated key chains to public; 6. Provide a summary of the volunteer AIS monitoring and number of hours/boaters contacted under Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The installation of road signs and kiosks should follow local permitting requirements; 2. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 3. Contact UW-Extension staff for information on training, workshops or educational materials for the AIS Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 4. Contact Christal Campbell (608-266-0061) and Erin Hennegar (715-346-4978) prior to constructing signs to make sure a consistent message is being sent.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Couderay River
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Management Plan: The Courte Oreilles Lakes Assoc. will sponsor a project to conduct a baseline point-intercept plant survey and complete an Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Big Courte Oreilles Lake.

Project goals includes: 1)Develop an APM plan to guide management efforts of both native and invasive plants; 2) Complete a plant survey to provide a baseline of the existing plant community; 3) Develop an early detection and rapid response plan; 4) Develop an invasive species prevention strategy including education and monitoring; 5) Maintain a healthy aquatic plant community.

Project deliverables include: 1) A comprehensive APM plan; 2) Interpretation of the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including CLP beds) to the lake association for management; 4) An early detection/rapid response plan for aquatic invasive species (AIS); 5) An AIS prevention strategy.

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) Contact UW-Extension staff for information on training, workshops or educational materials for the AIS Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program.; 3) Begin implementing the pre and post monitoring program following DNR protocol; 4) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Grindstone Lake
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Ais Education, Prevention & Planning Project: The Grindstone Lake Association will sponsor a project to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS), contain AIS if it is introduced, and respond rapidly with management actions.

Project goals include: 1) prevent a pioneer species of AIS from being introduced into Grindstone Lake; 2) Limit the area of AIS infestation if introduced; 3) respond rapidly in AIS is discovered; 4) convince lakeshore property owners to stop fertilizing; 5) encourage the restoration of shoreline buffer zones.

Deliverables include: 1) Clean Boat/Clean Waters inspection reports; 2) littoral zone monitoring protocal for volunteers; 3) professional quality littoral zone report and map showing presence/absence of AIS; 4) AIS signage at all Grindstone Lake public landings; 5) report on actions taken addressing curly leaf pondweed in Lt. Grindstone Lk./Creek; 6) AIS rapid response plan developed in conjunction with LCO Conservation; 7) year end summary of buffer restoration efforts including areas targeted for restoration and areas restored in 2011; 8) distribution of final report.

Specific conditions: 1) CBCW data entry into DNR SWIMS data base; 2) contact UW Extension for workshops & education materials for CBCW (Erin McFarland 715/346-4978) and AIS monitoring (Laura Herman 715/365-8998).

WDNR will be provided with electronic and hard copies of al data and/or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Cola Clean Boats - Clean Waters Program: COLA in cooperation Sawyer County (AIS Coordinator) and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Tribe will implement an AIS prevention strategy for Big Courte Oreilles Lake.

Project goals include: 1. Develop a communication/recruitment strategy with the purpose of increasing association membership of lake residents; 2. Coordinate communication & recruitment effort with the LCO Tribal Conservation Office; 3. Conduct training for volunteer monitoring & AIS plant identification; 4. Conduct volunteer lakeshore monitoring for aquatic invasive plants; 5. Expand coverage for the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program at the main boat landing; 6. Install a kiosk with AIS information at the main boat landing & town hall; 7. Place 4 signs on roads leading to LAC; 8. Produce laminated key chains for LAC area boat dealers.

Project deliverables include: 1. Development of a communication/recruitment strategy (did it result in increased membership?); 2. Provide training agenda for volunteer monitoring; 3. Produce a kiosk for AIS information; 4. Post 4 AIS education road signs; 5. Provide laminated key chains to public; 6. Provide a summary of the volunteer AIS monitoring and number of hours/boaters contacted under Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The installation of road signs and kiosks should follow local permitting requirements; 2. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 3. Contact UW-Extension staff for information on training, workshops or educational materials for the AIS Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 4. Contact Christal Campbell (608-266-0061) and Erin Hennegar (715-346-4978) prior to constructing signs to make sure a consistent message is being sent.


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

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round & Little Round Lk. Aqua Plant Monitoring & Planning Project: Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring an AIS education project to gather information about extent and location of native and invasive aquatic species in the lakes. The Project includes public education through distribution of written material & newsletter mailings; at least one educational workshop; a whole lake aquatic plant survey of Round Lake; shoreline monitoring will be done at least twice a year through continuation and expansion of an Adopt-a-Shoreline program; development of an aquatic plant management plan.

Volunteers will conduct a workshop, distribute education materials, & conduct the shoreline monitoring for invasive species. A consultant will be hired to conduct a whole lake aquatic plant survey.

Project deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time and services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Examples of articles, newsletters, & other information used for public education. 4) An aquatic plant survey report of Round Lake including supporting graphs & maps. 5) Report from Adopt-a-Shoreline riparian inspections including supporting graphs & maps. 6) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 7) 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 grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Osprey Creek
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Osprey Lake Ewm Planning: Sawyer County in cooperation with the Osprey Lake Property Owners Association will sponsor a project to develop an aquatic plant management plan and conduct and education project.

Project goals includes: 1) Develop a document to guide plant management efforts on Osprey Lake; 2) Educate land owners on invasive and native plant issues; 3) Educate land owners on best management practices for shoreline management and how it may affect EWM; 4) Establish no-wake time periods in lake to reduce boater impacts; 5) Improve boat landing to reduce transport risk of EWM.

Project deliverables include: 1) Produce a comprehensive APM plan; 2) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake association for management; 3) Results of pre and post monitoring surveys of EWM beds including an evaluation of control activities success and native plant response; 4) Provide documentation that the above goals were completed.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all project data and or reports/plans generated (APM Plan); 2) Follow department protocol when conducting the pre and post monitoring; 3) Provide lake maps to the lakes coordinator and enter them into SWIMS; 4) Contact Erin Henneger (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.


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

Sawyer County: Osprey Lake Ewm Planning: Sawyer County in cooperation with the Osprey Lake Property Owners Association will sponsor a project to develop an aquatic plant management plan and conduct and education project.

Project goals includes: 1) Develop a document to guide plant management efforts on Osprey Lake; 2) Educate land owners on invasive and native plant issues; 3) Educate land owners on best management practices for shoreline management and how it may affect EWM; 4) Establish no-wake time periods in lake to reduce boater impacts; 5) Improve boat landing to reduce transport risk of EWM.

Project deliverables include: 1) Produce a comprehensive APM plan; 2) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake association for management; 3) Results of pre and post monitoring surveys of EWM beds including an evaluation of control activities success and native plant response; 4) Provide documentation that the above goals were completed.

Specific conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all project data and or reports/plans generated (APM Plan); 2) Follow department protocol when conducting the pre and post monitoring; 3) Provide lake maps to the lakes coordinator and enter them into SWIMS; 4) Contact Erin Henneger (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.


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

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round & Little Round Lk. Aqua Plant Monitoring & Planning Project: Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring an AIS education project to gather information about extent and location of native and invasive aquatic species in the lakes. The Project includes public education through distribution of written material & newsletter mailings; at least one educational workshop; a whole lake aquatic plant survey of Round Lake; shoreline monitoring will be done at least twice a year through continuation and expansion of an Adopt-a-Shoreline program; development of an aquatic plant management plan.

Volunteers will conduct a workshop, distribute education materials, & conduct the shoreline monitoring for invasive species. A consultant will be hired to conduct a whole lake aquatic plant survey.

Project deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time and services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Examples of articles, newsletters, & other information used for public education. 4) An aquatic plant survey report of Round Lake including supporting graphs & maps. 5) Report from Adopt-a-Shoreline riparian inspections including supporting graphs & maps. 6) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 7) 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 grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final.


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

Sand Lake Shoreowners Assoc: Sand Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Sand Lake Shoreowner\2019s Association is sponsoring a project to conduct an aquatic plant survey and develop an Aquatic Plant Management plan for Sand Lake. At the present time Sand Lake is aquatic invasive species (AIS) free. The association desires an approved APM Plan to address the management of aquatic plants and especially how to prevent AIS from becoming established in the lake.

Project goals include (APM Plan): 1) Develop an APM Plan for Sand Lake to guide future management actions; 2) Conduct a point-intercept aquatic plant study to establish a baseline; 3) Educate lake residents about AIS activities and control options; 4) Implement a Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) Program; 5) Train shoreline volunteer monitors for AIS.

Project deliverables include: 1) Comprehensive APM plan (following guidelines in NR 198.43 (1)) including a rapid response plan; 2) Interpret the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management; 4) Results of CBCW program.

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 (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) Enter CBCW data into SWIMS; 6) Contact Erin McFarland (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.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Stone Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Stone Lake: Stone Lake Ais Prevention & Education Program: The Town of Stone Lake in partnership with the Shore Owners of Stone Lake Association is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program; educating boat inspectors about AIS identification and prevention; constructing kiosks to improve information signage at landings; AIS education program for the Stone Lake Elementary School; newsletters; and AIS inspections of Big and Little Stone Lake. Hired boat inspectors will provide additional training, schedule and oversee paid/volunteer boat inspectors. Boat inspectors will receive training at a CBCW/AIS workshop.

Deliverables include a paper and electronic copy of comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the grant including sign construction and watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Verification of training of inspectors and monitors such as agendas and attendance lists; 3) CB/CW survey results; completed entry of daily inspection 3200-120 and monitoring forms into the DNR website database; 4) Report on construction of educational signage; 5) Copies of newsletters, brochures and educational materials; 6) Report on school education program; 7) Report on aquatic plant sampling results including boat and shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: The sponsor shall contact the DNR immediately if a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the scope 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 regional Lake Coordinator. A draft report/deliverables should be submitted to the AIS Coordinator for review before finalization.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Stone Lake: Stone Lake Ais Prevention & Education Program: The Town of Stone Lake in partnership with the Shore Owners of Stone Lake Association is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program; educating boat inspectors about AIS identification and prevention; constructing kiosks to improve information signage at landings; AIS education program for the Stone Lake Elementary School; newsletters; and AIS inspections of Big and Little Stone Lake. Hired boat inspectors will provide additional training, schedule and oversee paid/volunteer boat inspectors. Boat inspectors will receive training at a CBCW/AIS workshop.

Deliverables include a paper and electronic copy of comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the grant including sign construction and watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Verification of training of inspectors and monitors such as agendas and attendance lists; 3) CB/CW survey results; completed entry of daily inspection 3200-120 and monitoring forms into the DNR website database; 4) Report on construction of educational signage; 5) Copies of newsletters, brochures and educational materials; 6) Report on school education program; 7) Report on aquatic plant sampling results including boat and shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: The sponsor shall contact the DNR immediately if a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the scope 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 regional Lake Coordinator. A draft report/deliverables should be submitted to the AIS Coordinator for review before finalization.


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

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Education & Prevention Project: The Whitefish Lake POA has drafted an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan. This grant will be used to implement AIS education and control measures identified in the plan.

Project goals includes: 1) Eradicate/minimize Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) growth; 2) Prevent the introduction and spread of other aquatic invasive species; 3) The lakes\2019 diverse native plant communities are preserved; 4) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and the threat of AIS; 5) Restoration and preservation of native shoreline vegetation; 6) Protect lake water quality and plant communities by minimizing runoff of pollutants from waterfront property.

Project deliverables include: 1) Establish a volunteer adopt a shoreline monitoring program; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Clean Lakes/Clean Boat monitoring program implemented (dates, volunteer numbers, and hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Treatment summaries for EWM control; 7) Signs/information centers erected at all boat landings; 8) Inventory and report of existing shoreline characteristics; 9) Buffer restoration demonstration sites; 10) Detailed water quality study (hydrologic and phosphorus budget).

Specific project conditions: 1) The information collected by the watercraft inspectors should be entered into the department database; 2) The department pre and post treatment monitoring protocol should be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit for any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 4) 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 if you have not done so.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Ais Education, Prevention & Planning Project: The Grindstone Lake Association will sponsor a project to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS), contain AIS if it is introduced, and respond rapidly with management actions.

Project goals include: 1) prevent a pioneer species of AIS from being introduced into Grindstone Lake; 2) Limit the area of AIS infestation if introduced; 3) respond rapidly in AIS is discovered; 4) convince lakeshore property owners to stop fertilizing; 5) encourage the restoration of shoreline buffer zones.

Deliverables include: 1) Clean Boat/Clean Waters inspection reports; 2) littoral zone monitoring protocal for volunteers; 3) professional quality littoral zone report and map showing presence/absence of AIS; 4) AIS signage at all Grindstone Lake public landings; 5) report on actions taken addressing curly leaf pondweed in Lt. Grindstone Lk./Creek; 6) AIS rapid response plan developed in conjunction with LCO Conservation; 7) year end summary of buffer restoration efforts including areas targeted for restoration and areas restored in 2011; 8) distribution of final report.

Specific conditions: 1) CBCW data entry into DNR SWIMS data base; 2) contact UW Extension for workshops & education materials for CBCW (Erin McFarland 715/346-4978) and AIS monitoring (Laura Herman 715/365-8998).

WDNR will be provided with electronic and hard copies of al data and/or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Education & Prevention Project: The Whitefish Lake POA has drafted an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan. This grant will be used to implement AIS education and control measures identified in the plan.

Project goals includes: 1) Eradicate/minimize Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) growth; 2) Prevent the introduction and spread of other aquatic invasive species; 3) The lakes\2019 diverse native plant communities are preserved; 4) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and the threat of AIS; 5) Restoration and preservation of native shoreline vegetation; 6) Protect lake water quality and plant communities by minimizing runoff of pollutants from waterfront property.

Project deliverables include: 1) Establish a volunteer adopt a shoreline monitoring program; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Clean Lakes/Clean Boat monitoring program implemented (dates, volunteer numbers, and hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Treatment summaries for EWM control; 7) Signs/information centers erected at all boat landings; 8) Inventory and report of existing shoreline characteristics; 9) Buffer restoration demonstration sites; 10) Detailed water quality study (hydrologic and phosphorus budget).

Specific project conditions: 1) The information collected by the watercraft inspectors should be entered into the department database; 2) The department pre and post treatment monitoring protocol should be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit for any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 4) 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 if you have not done so.


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

Windigo Property Owners Assoc., Inc: Windigo Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Windigo Lake Property Owners Association (sponsor) will conduct an Aquatic Plant Survey and develop an Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APM) for Windigo Lake. At the present time Windigo Lake is aquatic invasive species (AIS) free. The association desires an approved APM Plan to address the management of aquatic plants and especially how to prevent AIS from becoming established in the lake.

Project goals include (APM Plan): 1) Develop an APM Plan for Windigo Lake to guide future management actions; 2) Conduct a point-intercept aquatic plant study to establish a baseline; 3) Educate lake residents about AIS activities and control options; 4) Implement a Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) Program; 5) Train shoreline volunteer monitors for AIS.


Project deliverables include: 1) Comprehensive APM plan (following guidelines in NR 198.43 (1)) including a rapid response plan; 2) Interpret the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management; 4) Results of CBCW program.

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 (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) Enter CBCW data into SWIMS; 6) Contact Erin McFarland (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.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Maintenance and Containment
Date
6/9/2014
Waters Involved
Little Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round Lake Permit Fee Reimbursement: Permit fee reimbursement for the maintenance and containment of aquatic invasive species on Little Round Lake.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Maintenance and Containment
Date
9/1/2011
Waters Involved
Osprey Lake
Status
Complete

Osprey Lake Poa: Osprey Lake Permit Fee Reimbursement: Permit fee reimbursement for the maintenance and containment of aquatic invasive species on Osprey Lake.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Maintenance and Containment
Date
6/9/2014
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round Lake Permit Fee Reimbursement: Permit fee reimbursement for the maintenance and containment of acquatic invasive species on Round Lake.


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

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake.


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

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Courte Oreilles Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Courte Oreilles Lake Association (COLA) is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles.


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

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc. 2017 Cbcw: Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAC COURTE OREILLES.


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

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Grindstone Lake Association will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Waters program in 2013 at one public boat landing on Grindstone Lake.


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

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Grindstone Lake Association 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
Grindstone Lake
Status
Complete

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


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

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


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Courte Oreilles Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Courte Oreilles Lake Association (COLA) is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc. 2017 Cbcw: Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAC COURTE OREILLES.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Little Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake.


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

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round Lake Property Owners Association 2017 Cbcw: Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 2 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on BIG ROUND LAKE.


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

Sand Lake Shoreowners Assoc: Sand Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Sand Lake Shore Owners Association will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public landing in 2014.


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

Sand Lake Shoreowners Assoc: Sand Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Sand Lake Shore Owners Association will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2015


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

Big Sissabagama Lake Shoreowners Assoc Inc: Big Sissabagama Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Big Sissabagama Lake Association will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2015


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

Big Sissabagama Lake Shoreowners Assoc Inc: Big Sissabagama Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Big Sissabagama Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Big Sissabagama Lake.


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

Town Of Stone Lake: Stone Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Town of Stone Lake will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2014.


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

Town Of Stone Lake: Town Of Stone Lake 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Town of Stone Lake is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Stone Lake.


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

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


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

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Grindstone Lake Association will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Waters program in 2013 at one public boat landing on Grindstone Lake.


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

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


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

Town Of Stone Lake: Stone Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Town of Stone Lake 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

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


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

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


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

Town Of Stone Lake: Town Of Stone Lake 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Town of Stone Lake is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Stone Lake.


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

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


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

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters program for 2013 at one public boat landing on Whitefish Lake.


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

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Whitefish Lake Propety Owners Assn 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
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including one public boat landing on Whitefish Lake.


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

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Whitefish Lake.


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

Windigo Property Owners Assoc., Inc: Windigo Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Windigo Lake Property Owners Association will sponser a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public landing in 2014.


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

Windigo Property Owners Assoc., Inc: Windigo Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2015: Windigo Lake Property Owners Association (WLPOA) will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2015


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

Windigo Property Owners Assoc., Inc: Windigo Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Windigo Lake Property Owners Association(WLPOA) is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Windigo Lake.


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

Windigo Property Owners Assoc., Inc: Windigo Lake Property Owners Assoc., Inc 2017 Cbcw: Windigo Lake Property Owners Assoc., Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on WINDIGO LAKE.


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

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

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


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

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


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Little Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

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


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Stone Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Stone Lake: Acq-Wetland Acquisition, Gala Foods: The Town of Stone Lake is proposing to purchase 17.42 acres of land which includes 12.42 acres of upland and 5 acres of wetland. The long term intent for use of this property includes use of the wetland for capture of stormwater runoff from the Town of Stone Lake and use of the uplands as a green space within the town and to act as a wetland buffer from commercial development in the area.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Couderay River
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Partnership: Working Lands, Working Waters Roadmap To 2020 Ph Iv: COLA ultimate goal is to develop a lake management Plan for Big Courte Oreilles Lake. The plan will address the following problems: 1) Eutrophication; 2) Control and prevention of invasive species; 3) Future treatment and protection options for changing economies and conditions; 4) Adapting to climate change.

This project, phase IV, will utilize data collected from two other planning grants (phase I and II) completed earlier.

The project includes the following goals (Phase IV): 1) Management and Adaption-Define a range of potential future land use and changing climate impact scenarios and potential adaptations including future management practices and critical conservation areas; 2) Integrate Information to Develop Short and Long Term Goals-For the flow network, define numeric goals for protection and rehabilitation, developing short term and long term management and implementation plans for lake protection and rehabilitation, and identify timeline and responsible parties for completion of work elements.

Project deliverables include: Goal 1- Written report, summary modeling and sensitivity analysis; Goal 2-Written committee recommendations (management plan).

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Couderay River
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Partnership: Working Lands, Working Waters Roadmap To 2020 Ph. 3: COLA ultimate goal is to develop a lake management Plan for Big Courte Oreilles Lake. The plan will address the following problems: 1) Eutrophication; 2) Control and prevention of invasive species; 3) Future treatment and protection options for changing economies and conditions; 4) Adapting to climate change.

This project, phase III, will utilize data collected from two other planning grants (phase I and II) completed earlier.

The project includes the following goals (phase III): 1) Watershed Overview-Assemble and summarize available lake and watershed information to define the COLA flow network, flows and total phosphorus loads for each lake and major bays; 2) Identify Information Gaps-Identify flow and lake, and aquatic plant management data gaps and prioritize efforts for lake association efforts and funding; 3) Collect Social Information-Collect and summarize watershed economic, demographic and governance information including 2020 and or 2030 projections available.

Project deliverables include: 1) Goals 1 and 2- Written report, modeling and executive summary; 2) Goal 3-Written 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) Water samples should be submitted to the SLOH.


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

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe: Grindstone Lake-Phase 1 Lake Mgmt Planning: The Lac Courte Oreilles Conservation Department proposes to conduct a water quality monitoring study on and complete an annualized phosphorus budget for Grindstone Lake, Sawyer County. The project activities include; 1) conduct monthly water quality monitoring on four in-lake sites, one tributary site, and the lake outlet from May through October, 2) collect runoff event samples from the tributary site, 3) complete an annualized phosphorus budget for Grindstone Lake utilizing watershed land use data and phosphorus export coefficients, and 4) complete an interim Phase 1 report summarizing project activities. Project deliverables include an interim Phase 1 report summarizing water quality data information, and the annualized phosphorus budget. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Grindstone Lake
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Macrophyte Study: Grindstone Lake Association in partnership with Sawyer County and LCO Conservation Departments is sponsoring a project to survey the aquatic plant community; develop an aquatic plant management plan, and complete a watershed delineation and shoreline assessment. These components will be integrated with previous studies to form a comprehensive lake management plan in the future.

Aquatic Plant Management survey and plan should follow the Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance and meet the NR 198.43 requirements in order to be aquatic invasive species control grant-eligible.

The specific deliverables associated with this project include:
1. Aquatic Plant Management Plan, including: maps of important fishery habitats, prioritized protection areas, special concern species protection plans, AIS prevention and contingency plans, and long-range management objectives.
2. Point-intercept aquatic plant survey results/spreadsheet.
3. Watershed delineation with land use and vegetative cover detail, including identification of environmentally sensitive areas.
4. Shoreline inventory/assessment, including identification of environmentally sensitive areas and problem (e.g. erosion, invasive species, overdevelopment) areas.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Grindstone Lake
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Critical Habitat Survey & Water Quality Study: Grindstone Lake Association is sponsoring a project to conduct a water quality study to determine pollutant sources/threats within the watershed and use citizens to identify critical habitat needing protection.

Project goals: 1) Develop a watershed and lake information system to be used for natural resource and lake protection decision-making, planning and management; 2) Develop a watershed and lake conservation strategy and protection plan including protection priorities for the critical, threatened, aesthetic or ecologically important habitat; 3) Develop an involved citizenry; 4) Build awareness among lake associations, land trusts, other conservation organizations, professionals of methods citizens can use to determine critical habitat; 5) Produce data that will reduce resources needed for the DNR critical habitat analysis (2011); 6) Update the 1998 water quality study; 7) Reduce nutrient loading and develop a lake and watershed monitoring program for early detection of potential adverse changes; 8) Identify changes to be made in the Town of Bass Lake Comprehensive Land Use plan to enhance protection of critical habitat.

Project deliverables: Critical habitat inventory and watershed map, electronic form; critical habitat protection plan (DNR); updated water quality study showing: phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, secchi disc transparency, temperature, dissolve oxygen, total dissolved solids and specific conductance isopleths diagrams, pH isopleth diagrams, alkalinity data and current Trophic State Indices; Recommendations and management action from the LCO Conservation Department based on their water quality study; distribution of a final report.

Specific conditions: 1) Contact UW-Extension staff for training, workshops or educational materials for the Citizen Lake Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe: Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Water Quality Assessment Study: The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians proposes to conduct a water quality assessment study of Lac Courte Oreilles. Project activities include 1) monitoring water quality at 7 lake sites, 2) monitoring tributary water quality at nine sites, 3) monitoring flow discharge amounts at the nine tributary sites, 4) monitoring outflow water quality and quantity, 5) monitor lake levels and precipitation, and 6) prepare a study data summary report. A paper copy and an electronic copy of the summary report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, and local newspaper article. Amendment 1: Phophorus sampling was deleted at certain locations; installation of periphyton samplers.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe: Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Hydrologic And Phosphorus Budgets: The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians propose to conduct phase 2 of a comprehensive water quality assessment study of Lac Courte Oreilles. Project activities include 1) develop an annualized hydrologic budget, 2) develop an annualized phosphorus budget, 3) determine water quality impacts of various land uses in the watershed, and 4) prepare a study report. 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 newletter mailing and local newspaper articles. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Partnership: Working Lands, Working Waters Roadmap To 2020 Ph Iv: COLA ultimate goal is to develop a lake management Plan for Big Courte Oreilles Lake. The plan will address the following problems: 1) Eutrophication; 2) Control and prevention of invasive species; 3) Future treatment and protection options for changing economies and conditions; 4) Adapting to climate change.

This project, phase IV, will utilize data collected from two other planning grants (phase I and II) completed earlier.

The project includes the following goals (Phase IV): 1) Management and Adaption-Define a range of potential future land use and changing climate impact scenarios and potential adaptations including future management practices and critical conservation areas; 2) Integrate Information to Develop Short and Long Term Goals-For the flow network, define numeric goals for protection and rehabilitation, developing short term and long term management and implementation plans for lake protection and rehabilitation, and identify timeline and responsible parties for completion of work elements.

Project deliverables include: Goal 1- Written report, summary modeling and sensitivity analysis; Goal 2-Written committee recommendations (management plan).

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Lac Courte Oreilles Partnership: Working Lands, Working Waters Roadmap To 2020 Ph. 3: COLA ultimate goal is to develop a lake management Plan for Big Courte Oreilles Lake. The plan will address the following problems: 1) Eutrophication; 2) Control and prevention of invasive species; 3) Future treatment and protection options for changing economies and conditions; 4) Adapting to climate change.

This project, phase III, will utilize data collected from two other planning grants (phase I and II) completed earlier.

The project includes the following goals (phase III): 1) Watershed Overview-Assemble and summarize available lake and watershed information to define the COLA flow network, flows and total phosphorus loads for each lake and major bays; 2) Identify Information Gaps-Identify flow and lake, and aquatic plant management data gaps and prioritize efforts for lake association efforts and funding; 3) Collect Social Information-Collect and summarize watershed economic, demographic and governance information including 2020 and or 2030 projections available.

Project deliverables include: 1) Goals 1 and 2- Written report, modeling and executive summary; 2) Goal 3-Written 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) Water samples should be submitted to the SLOH.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
11/26/1991
Waters Involved
Little Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Big/Little Round Lakes E. Watermilfoil Management Study: Check boat landings monthly, May through October, 1992-1996, for Eurasian Milfoil. Notify lake association immediately of any milfoil infestations.Issue report each fall of any milfoil sightings. Make management recommendations to Owners Association and DNR regarding any European milfoil infestations.Information will be disseminated to the public by local newspaper articles, public meetings, newsletter mailings, fact sheets, summary and entire report mailings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Round Lake Eurasian Milfoil Inspection Project: The Round Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will conduct an Eurasian Water Milfoil Inspection project on shoreline areas near boat landings on Round Lake, Sawyer County. Project activities will include inspections at five different boat landings on Big and Little Round Lakes, three times each year (May, June, and September) for the project period from 2000 to 2004.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
1) Annual reports on the results of the inspection surveys.
2) Copies of the lake association newsletters and copies of pertinent newspaper articles.
3) Final report summarizing the results of the project.

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/3/1991
Waters Involved
Sissabagama Lake
Status
Complete

Big Sissabagama Lake Shoreowners Assoc Inc: Big Sissabagama Lake Usgs Water Quality Monitoring: Continuation of U. S. Geolovial Survey water quality monitoring, (begun in 1986), for 1991 through 1996. Sampling parameters are as described in table 1 of the application. In addition to the deep hole site, a tributary site from a cranberry marsh willmonitored 4 times a year for paramenters as described in the application. An annual progress report will be submitted at the end of each year of monitoring. Project includes preparation of a final report and formal presentation to the public in 1996.Data reporting format to be worked out in consultation with Dan Ryan, DNR District contact. Information will disseminated to the public by newsletters, entire report mailings (if requested) public meetings and summary report mailings. Project resultswill be reposited at Hayward WI Public Library and Sand Lake Township.


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

Big Sissabagama Lake Shoreowners Assoc Inc: Big Sissabagma Lake Water Quality Monitoring Check: Big Sissabagama Lake Shoreowners Association, Inc. propose to do a water quality monitoring project on Big Sissabagama Lake. The following activities will be undertaken in cooperation with United States Geological Survey (USGS) will include: 1) three sites will be monitored for four years to determine current water quality and trophic status of the lake, 2) compare the lake to other lakes of the same type in the region, 3) build a quantitative data base to determine changes or trends that may occur and could be objectively evaluated. 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), summary report, entire report mailings and public meeting(s).


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

Town Of Stone Lake: Stone Lake Planning Project: The Town of Stone Lake will conduct a multi-phase planning project for Stone Lake, in Washburn County, which will culminate in the preparation of a comprehensive lake management plan. The first two phases have been completed or are continuing and include the water quality monitoring of Stone Lake (Self Help Program) and the Main Street project. This current planning grant application represents the third phase of this planning process. Activities will include mapping and documenting watershed information, collecting lake user sociological information, analyzing the downtown urban area for water quality runoff problems and recommending best management practices to alleviate problems, providing an educational and informational opportunity to interested parties regarding water quality and non-point source pollution, and conducting a shoreowner's septic system evaluation survey. Probable future phases of this planning process may include a comprehensive lake water quality study, watershed and lake response modeling, and the preparation of a comprehensive lake management plan.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
* A Final Summary Report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above.

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


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

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe: Grindstone Lake Phase Ii Hydrologic Budget: The Lac Courte Oreilles Conservation Department proposes to conduct a water budget study on and complete an annualized hydrologic budget for Grindstone Lake in Sawyer County. Project activities would include; (1) collect tributary and outflow discharge measurements, (2) conduct lake level and precipitation monitoring, (3) estimate the impacts of various watershed land use scenarios on the water quality of Grindstone Lake via computer modeling, (4) complete an annualized hydrologic budget for the lake, and (5) complete a final report for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
? A final Phase 1 & 2 report summarizing water quality data, phosphorus and hydrologic budgets and a discussion of the possible impacts various land uses on the water quality of Grindstone Lake.

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





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

Grindstone Lake Association: Grindstone Lake Macrophyte Study: Grindstone Lake Association in partnership with Sawyer County and LCO Conservation Departments is sponsoring a project to survey the aquatic plant community; develop an aquatic plant management plan, and complete a watershed delineation and shoreline assessment. These components will be integrated with previous studies to form a comprehensive lake management plan in the future.

Aquatic Plant Management survey and plan should follow the Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance and meet the NR 198.43 requirements in order to be aquatic invasive species control grant-eligible.

The specific deliverables associated with this project include:
1. Aquatic Plant Management Plan, including: maps of important fishery habitats, prioritized protection areas, special concern species protection plans, AIS prevention and contingency plans, and long-range management objectives.
2. Point-intercept aquatic plant survey results/spreadsheet.
3. Watershed delineation with land use and vegetative cover detail, including identification of environmentally sensitive areas.
4. Shoreline inventory/assessment, including identification of environmentally sensitive areas and problem (e.g. erosion, invasive species, overdevelopment) areas.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Grindstone Lake Association: Critical Habitat Survey & Water Quality Study: Grindstone Lake Association is sponsoring a project to conduct a water quality study to determine pollutant sources/threats within the watershed and use citizens to identify critical habitat needing protection.

Project goals: 1) Develop a watershed and lake information system to be used for natural resource and lake protection decision-making, planning and management; 2) Develop a watershed and lake conservation strategy and protection plan including protection priorities for the critical, threatened, aesthetic or ecologically important habitat; 3) Develop an involved citizenry; 4) Build awareness among lake associations, land trusts, other conservation organizations, professionals of methods citizens can use to determine critical habitat; 5) Produce data that will reduce resources needed for the DNR critical habitat analysis (2011); 6) Update the 1998 water quality study; 7) Reduce nutrient loading and develop a lake and watershed monitoring program for early detection of potential adverse changes; 8) Identify changes to be made in the Town of Bass Lake Comprehensive Land Use plan to enhance protection of critical habitat.

Project deliverables: Critical habitat inventory and watershed map, electronic form; critical habitat protection plan (DNR); updated water quality study showing: phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, secchi disc transparency, temperature, dissolve oxygen, total dissolved solids and specific conductance isopleths diagrams, pH isopleth diagrams, alkalinity data and current Trophic State Indices; Recommendations and management action from the LCO Conservation Department based on their water quality study; distribution of a final report.

Specific conditions: 1) Contact UW-Extension staff for training, workshops or educational materials for the Citizen Lake Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Little Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Experiment With Carlson Road Dam On Lt. Round Lake: The Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponoring a project to evaluate water level management alternatives for Round, Little Round and Osprey Lakes.

Project goals includes: 1) Gain a clear, thorough and common understanding of the differences in performance of the options under consideration for a permanent solution for managing the water levels on the lakes within the Round Lake Watershed; 2) Establishment a database that accurately documents the relationship of the water levels on all three lakes to each other as well as to the control structures in the system. The data will also detail how rainfall impacts water levels within the watershed, including peak bounce and recovery times. This data will be invaluable in the development of future water level management plans. It will also serve as a base line to measure changes in the system over time; 3) Establish the optimum water level management system that is critical to maintaining a healthy eco-system, and preventing damage to the lake through the spreading of invasive plant species, shoreline erosion and flooding.

Project deliverables include: All data gathered along with a comprehensive written analysis of this data which addresses the viability of the passive structure as an alternative to the County\2019s recommended plan to replace the dam with a box culvert

Specific project conditions: 1) Provide electronic and hard copy) of final report; 2) Enter water level data into SWIMS (DNR DATABASE).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Osprey Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Experiment With Carlson Road Dam On Lt. Round Lake: The Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponoring a project to evaluate water level management alternatives for Round, Little Round and Osprey Lakes.

Project goals includes: 1) Gain a clear, thorough and common understanding of the differences in performance of the options under consideration for a permanent solution for managing the water levels on the lakes within the Round Lake Watershed; 2) Establishment a database that accurately documents the relationship of the water levels on all three lakes to each other as well as to the control structures in the system. The data will also detail how rainfall impacts water levels within the watershed, including peak bounce and recovery times. This data will be invaluable in the development of future water level management plans. It will also serve as a base line to measure changes in the system over time; 3) Establish the optimum water level management system that is critical to maintaining a healthy eco-system, and preventing damage to the lake through the spreading of invasive plant species, shoreline erosion and flooding.

Project deliverables include: All data gathered along with a comprehensive written analysis of this data which addresses the viability of the passive structure as an alternative to the County\2019s recommended plan to replace the dam with a box culvert

Specific project conditions: 1) Provide electronic and hard copy) of final report; 2) Enter water level data into SWIMS (DNR DATABASE).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Round Lake Property Owners Association: Experiment With Carlson Road Dam On Lt. Round Lake: The Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponoring a project to evaluate water level management alternatives for Round, Little Round and Osprey Lakes.

Project goals includes: 1) Gain a clear, thorough and common understanding of the differences in performance of the options under consideration for a permanent solution for managing the water levels on the lakes within the Round Lake Watershed; 2) Establishment a database that accurately documents the relationship of the water levels on all three lakes to each other as well as to the control structures in the system. The data will also detail how rainfall impacts water levels within the watershed, including peak bounce and recovery times. This data will be invaluable in the development of future water level management plans. It will also serve as a base line to measure changes in the system over time; 3) Establish the optimum water level management system that is critical to maintaining a healthy eco-system, and preventing damage to the lake through the spreading of invasive plant species, shoreline erosion and flooding.

Project deliverables include: All data gathered along with a comprehensive written analysis of this data which addresses the viability of the passive structure as an alternative to the County\2019s recommended plan to replace the dam with a box culvert

Specific project conditions: 1) Provide electronic and hard copy) of final report; 2) Enter water level data into SWIMS (DNR DATABASE).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: D.O. Meter Acquisition: Long term Dissolved oxygen monitoring will take place on Whitefish Lake for the Self Help Monitoring Program.

The project includes the following goals: 1) More efficient and less time consuming for volunteer; 2) Allow for testing of DO at more frequent intervals to develop a more comprehensive profile; 3) Increase accuracy of testing; 4) Allow for rapid testing of multiple sites following herbicide treatments of EWM; 5) Develop a benchmark of Whitefish Lake water quality.

Project deliverables include: Proof that the meter was purchased.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) DO profile data should be sent to Frank Pratt, Fishery Biologist in Hayward; 2) The information collected by the Self-help monitor should be entered into the department database; 3) The department will only fund the purchase of the Hach HQ 30 meter. The lake association may buy a different model, but they must pay the difference.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Property Owners Assoc: D.O. Meter Acquisition: Long term Dissolved oxygen monitoring will take place on Whitefish Lake for the Self Help Monitoring Program.

The project includes the following goals: 1) More efficient and less time consuming for volunteer; 2) Allow for testing of DO at more frequent intervals to develop a more comprehensive profile; 3) Increase accuracy of testing; 4) Allow for rapid testing of multiple sites following herbicide treatments of EWM; 5) Develop a benchmark of Whitefish Lake water quality.

Project deliverables include: Proof that the meter was purchased.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) DO profile data should be sent to Frank Pratt, Fishery Biologist in Hayward; 2) The information collected by the Self-help monitor should be entered into the department database; 3) The department will only fund the purchase of the Hach HQ 30 meter. The lake association may buy a different model, but they must pay the difference.


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
Couderay River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 2385800
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on Section 20 Creek, WBIC: 2385800, AU:15358
5/21/2016
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
alder creek below old beaver pond
Date
Status
7/17/2014
In Progress
 
Couderay River WatershedWatershed History Note

The area of the Couderay River was first visited by the white men, Radisson and Groseilliers in the mid 1600's, where they found Ottawa Indians living in the area around the lakes due to the abundance of game, fish, wild rice and berries. The French speakers called the Native Americans Court Oreilles which means short ears. This name was eventually anglicized to Couderay. The communities of Couderay and Radisson are located within the Couderay River Watershed. The Couderay River was one of the tributaries to the Chippewa River in which millions of white pine logs were shipped down to sawmills in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and LaCrosse. In the 1840's, this massive stand of white pine began to fall to the axes and saws of hardy woodsmen and rivermen from New England, Canada and the Scandinavian countries. By 1905, the pine was logged out, and because hardwood would not float, the railroad became the method of transportation to move the lumber. Today Courderay is known as the site of Al Capone's northwoods hideway, which is now a tourist site called "The Hideout". In addition, it is home to the International Inline Complex, a 200 meter banked skating track, built to meet world championship standards and used for both training purposes and major speedskating events.

Date  2011