Watershed - Prairie River (UW30)
Prairie River Watershed

Details

The Prairie River Watershed lies in Langlade, Lincoln and Oneida counties. The watershed is 168,954 acres in size and contains 273 miles of rivers and streams, 2,082 acres of lakes and 34,162 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (60%) and wetlands (20%) and is ranked medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams and lakes.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Prairie River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Prairie River Watershed is a part of two ecological landscapes: the North Central Forest and the Forest Transition. The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
2/28/2005
Waters Involved
Seven Island Lake
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Euraisan Water Milfoil Control & Information & Education, Seven Island Lake: Lincoln County in cooperation with the Seven Island Lake Association, will sponsor a project to manually remove approximately three acres of eurasian water-milfoil in Seven Island Lakel. During the spring of 2005, with the hope of early eradication, divers will remove EWM. The Association will also develop an EWM monitoring plan, to be used during summer and fall of 2005 to check for the spread of EWM. They will monitor for EWM throughout the summer and remove remaining milfoil during the fall of 2005. The Lincoln County Lakes Association and Seven Island Lake Association will partner to sponsor an aquatic invasive workshop. This workshop will provide an educational component to teach area residents of the dangers of aquatic invasive species, control/prevention measures, and will provide periodic project updates.

Products:

1) Pioneer beds of eurasian water-milfoil will be manually removed, using scuba divers, during the spring and/or fall of 2005.
2) Pre and post treatment surveys mapping the location and densities of EWM, will be conducted.
3) An AIS monitoring plan will be developed for Seven Island Lake.
4) An AIS workshop will be held to disseminate information to the public.
5) A final report will be made available to the DNR, Lincoln County Land Conservation Dept., local lake associations, districts, and media.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Fish Lake
Status
Complete

Fish Lake Property Owners Assoc: Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Fish Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring a project to increase watercraft inspection and boat landing surveillance. Activities include installation of an automated camera system, approved watercraft inspection alternative (100 hours/year), AIS monitoring, and sign installation at the landing. Deliverables include: camera system results summary, CBCW data entered, monitoring results and maps, and photos of camera system and signs.

Special condition: DNR forms should be used for recording AIS monitoring results, including the absence of species.

The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents. The Department may request quarterly progress reports.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Castle Rock Ditch
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Cruson Slough
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Du Bay
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Pesobic
Status
Complete

Pesobic Lake Assoc: Pesobic Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 1: Pesobic Lake Association is sponsoring a phased lake planning grant project to study Pesobic Lake, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Pesobic Lake.

Phase 1 project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, kick- off meeting, planning meetings (up to 2), wrap-up meeting, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Shoreline assessment; 3) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 4) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Shoreland data; 3) Watershed maps and modeling data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs to be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review and approval before sending to public; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news release(s), newsletter article, stakeholder survey, data from watershed assessment and shoreland assessment, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Pesobic
Status
Complete

Pesobic Lake Assoc: Pesobic Lake Management Planning Project, Phase 2: Pesobic Lake Association is sponsoring phased lake planning grant project to study Pesobic Lake, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Pesobic Lake.

Phase 2 project activities include: 1) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey, community mapping and analysis; 2) Curly-leaf pondweed survey; 3) Water quality assessment; 4) Fisheries assessment; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) PI and water quality data; 2) Aquatic plant community maps; 3) Two sets of aquatic plant vouchers; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, PI and water quality data, a set of aquatic plant vouchers, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Little Pine Creek
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/29/1995
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long And Bass Lake Association: Long And Bass Lake Planning Grant: 1. Continue to develop and execute a quarterly association newsletter to promote association membership, leadership, education, and lake planning activities.
2. Develop flyers to promote lake association events and activities and develop reports to communicate lake management activities.
3. Send three delegates to the annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention during 1996-1999.
4. Prepare a final report including the results of the above tasks.
5. Disseminate project results to the public by newsletter mailing and summary report mailings.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Seven Island Lake
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Seven Island Lake Management Planning Project Phase Ii: Lincoln County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Seven Island Lake in Lincoln County with a study completion date of December 31, 2008. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Seven Island Lake. Completion of a LMP will allow for potential Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) cost sharing grants and permits for Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) control.

Project activities include:
1) Stakeholder participation - kick-off meeting, survey, planning meetings (up to 3), wrap-up meeting, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Water quality sampling (Secchi, P, Chla, N, Conductivity, pH, Alkalinity, Total Suspended solids, Calcium, DO, and temp)
3) Curly-leaf pondweed survey
4) Aquatic plant community mapping
5) Fisheries assessment
6) Watershed assessment
7) Zebra mussel monitoring
8) Purchase DO meter
9) Develop LMP

Project deliverables include:
1) Stakeholder survey, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps
3) DO meter
4) LMP

Specific conditions for this project:
- Draft of stakeholder survey should be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review before sending to public
- LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news release, newsletter article, progress report, stakeholder survey, data from watershed assessment, and all maps from project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Seven Island Lake
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Seven Island Lake Management Planning Project, Phase I: Lincoln County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Seven Island Lake in Lincoln County with a study completion date of December 31, 2008. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Seven Island Lake. Completion of a LMP will allow for potential Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) cost sharing grants and permits for Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) control.

Project activities include:
1) Stakeholder participation - kick-off meeting, survey, planning meetings (up to 3), wrap-up meeting, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Water quality sampling (Secchi, P, Chla, N, Conductivity, pH, Alkalinity, Total Suspended solids, Calcium, DO, and temp)
3) Curly-leaf pondweed survey
4) Aquatic plant community mapping
5) Fisheries assessment
6) Watershed assessment
7) Zebra mussel monitoring
8) Purchase DO meter
9) Develop LMP

Project deliverables include:
1) Stakeholder survey, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps
3) DO meter
4) LMP

Specific conditions for this project:
- Draft of stakeholder survey should be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review before sending to public
- LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news release, newsletter article, progress report, stakeholder survey, data from watershed assessment, and all maps from project.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Seven Island Lake Management Planning Project Phase Ii: Lincoln County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Seven Island Lake in Lincoln County with a study completion date of December 31, 2008. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Seven Island Lake. Completion of a LMP will allow for potential Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) cost sharing grants and permits for Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) control.

Project activities include:
1) Stakeholder participation - kick-off meeting, survey, planning meetings (up to 3), wrap-up meeting, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Water quality sampling (Secchi, P, Chla, N, Conductivity, pH, Alkalinity, Total Suspended solids, Calcium, DO, and temp)
3) Curly-leaf pondweed survey
4) Aquatic plant community mapping
5) Fisheries assessment
6) Watershed assessment
7) Zebra mussel monitoring
8) Purchase DO meter
9) Develop LMP

Project deliverables include:
1) Stakeholder survey, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps
3) DO meter
4) LMP

Specific conditions for this project:
- Draft of stakeholder survey should be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review before sending to public
- LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news release, newsletter article, progress report, stakeholder survey, data from watershed assessment, and all maps from project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Seven Island Lake Management Planning Project, Phase I: Lincoln County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Seven Island Lake in Lincoln County with a study completion date of December 31, 2008. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Seven Island Lake. Completion of a LMP will allow for potential Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) cost sharing grants and permits for Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) control.

Project activities include:
1) Stakeholder participation - kick-off meeting, survey, planning meetings (up to 3), wrap-up meeting, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Water quality sampling (Secchi, P, Chla, N, Conductivity, pH, Alkalinity, Total Suspended solids, Calcium, DO, and temp)
3) Curly-leaf pondweed survey
4) Aquatic plant community mapping
5) Fisheries assessment
6) Watershed assessment
7) Zebra mussel monitoring
8) Purchase DO meter
9) Develop LMP

Project deliverables include:
1) Stakeholder survey, news release, newsletter article, and progress report
2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps
3) DO meter
4) LMP

Specific conditions for this project:
- Draft of stakeholder survey should be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review before sending to public
- LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news release, newsletter article, progress report, stakeholder survey, data from watershed assessment, and all maps from project.


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

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Enterprise: Town Of Enterprise Land Use And Water Quality Mgmt Plan: The Town of Enterprise proposes to develop a land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the Town. Project deliverables will include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Plan which will consider demographics, public participation planning, water management issues, planning considerations, and ordinance reviews. Other deliverables would include a poster plan version of the land use plan, and several maps for planning, to include a base map, existing and future land uses, soils, water resources, environmental sensitive areas, watershed boundaries, zoning and lake classifications, publicly owned lands, wetlands, floodplains, shorelands, and forest management.


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

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long And Bass Lake Association: Long/Bass Lake Feasibility Study: The Long and Bass Lake Association will conduct a project, which will be the preliminary steps to a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. The project will be used to conduct a property owner survey, for the development of a feasibility and action plan for a comprehensive lakes plan, will communicate critical shoreline issues and water quality issues to the lake residents, and enhance the leadership and knowledge of the lakes association leadership. A sediment core sample will also be completed for a historical view of the lake.

Deliverables:
1. Information and Education through Association meetings and newsletters regarding findings of project
2. Sending one representative to Lake Leaders Institute.
3. Sending representatives to the WAL convention. (this deliverable has been eliminated as of scope amendment dated 07/05/2002)
4. A website active and running with a plan for updating/use
5. Core sample and analysis
6. Feasibility study and action plan for a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan.

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


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
10/18/2000
Waters Involved
Prairie River
Status
Complete

Lincoln County: Prairie River Dells Scenic Area Land Acquisition: Lincoln County shall participate in the River Protection Program by acquiring 5 acres of land adjoining the Prairie River.


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
Prairie River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
1179900 name Wisconsin River TMDL ID 622 Start Mile 57.66 End Mile 90.94
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/15/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
test
Date
Status
test
7/1/2012
Proposed
 
Prairie River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Merrill, partially located in the Prairie River Watershed evolved, as did many other communities in Wisconsin, by supplying lumber to the more wide-open western states. Rivers were dammed, sawmills constructed and trains brought in to move the lumber westward. In fact the city was named after S.S. Merrill, the general manager of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. The turn of the century marked a milestone for Merrill. Faced with a diminishing timber supply, the people who had built the city faced a decision - move on to greater timber resources or stay and diversify their industry. Their decision to stay underscores one of the great strengths of Merrill today - a diversity of industry that provides a stable economic base. Two lovely buildings remain from earlier times. The first is the Lincoln County Courthouse, begun in 1903, at the cost of $119,882. Its central rotunda is 32 feet in diameter; second floor offices lead off its balcony. A 48-inch bell and one-ton clock were mounted on the roof tower. The second is the T.B. Scott Free Library, which was established in 1889 through a $10,000 bequest from T.B. Scott, lumberman, legislator, and Merrill's first mayor, and was located in the City Hall until 1911. It was the first public library to conduct English classes for immigrants in 1905 and was one of the first travelling libraries in Wisconsin. The library received a Carnegie grant in 1909 and a new building was designed by the architectural firm of Claude and Starck and constructed in 1911.This is one of the "Seven Sisters" of Prairie school library buildings,other Wisconsin libraries include Clintonville and Evansville.

Date  2011