Watershed - Red River (WR16)
Red River Watershed

Details

The 208-square-mile Red River watershed is in southcentral Langlade County, northcentral Shawano County, and southwest Menominee County. The West Branch and Mainstem Red River are approximately 74 miles in length and flow through the Menominee and Stockbridge Reservations. Nearly all streams in this watershed are classified as trout waters. The upper reaches of the watershed, in Langlade County, support many dairy operations. Polluted runoff could affect the water resources of this watershed.

Date  2001

Ecological Landscapes for Red River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Red River Watershed is located primarily in the Forest Transition Ecological Landscape which 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
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Moose Lake
Status
Complete

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


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

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


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/20/1990
Waters Involved
Lower Red Lake
Status
Complete

Village Of Gresham: Lower Red Lake Data Collection & Management Planning: Assemble and review existing data on the lake and watershed. Define data gaps from above and gather additional infromation to include: a) water quality sampling at 3 sites to include all or some of the parameters in table 1 of the application,b) sediment sample to be analyzed for % organics, total solids, total-P, ammonia N, Kjeldahl N. Develop and implement a public involvement program. Prepare land use map for lake and watershed. Identify and evaluate existing ordinances related tonon-point pollution control. Develop draft report for public review and comment. Prepare and distribute lake management plan. Information will be disseminated through newsletter mailings, fact sheet distributions, public meetings, local newspaperarticles, and TV/radio spots (if possible). Project results will be reposited at Town Halls (Herman and Red Springs), Village Hall (Gresham), and County Courthouse (Shawano).


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

Red Lakes Management District: Lower Red Lk Comprehensive Management Plan Project: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to delineate the lake's watershed, conduct in-lake water quality monitoring, conduct a complete aquatic plant survey, and use this information to complete an updated comprehensive lake management plan and aquatic plant harvesting plan for Red Lakes. The public will be involved in the project through a variety of educational forums and participation in the planning process. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted February 1, 2006.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Lakes Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lower Red Lake
Status
Complete

Red Lakes Management District: Red Lakes Management Plan: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to update their Comprehensive Management Plan on Upper and Lower Red Lakes during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Red Lakes Management District Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014. The deliverables of the grant project will include all elements listed under NR 198.43 (1)

The grant also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Moose Lake
Status
Complete

Friends Of Moose Lake: Comprehensive Lake Management Plan - Moose Lake: The Friends of Moose Lake is sponsoring a project to complete a Lake Management Plan. Project goals include: 1) Research/compile existing physical, biological, and social data to compare with newly collected data; 2) Collect new water quality data to meet objectives of WISCALM Tier 1 baseline monitoring strategy; 3) Assess aquatic macrophyte community condition; 4) Include stakeholders in management planning, data collection/monitoring, and education events; 4) Survey residents for recreational and lake concerns; 5) Begin long-term water level monitoring; 6) Determine current status of the lake\2019s fish population and angler satisfaction levels; 7) Review local institutional programs; 8) Assess shoreline condition collecting development density information, presence/absence of fish and wildlife critical habitat and in-lake course woody structure; 9) Analyze land-use and identify potential critical sites of nutrient/sediment loads within the lake watershed.

Project deliverables include: 1) Summary of lake user survey results; 2) Project related newsletter article(s); 3) Summary of water level data for 2 field seasons; 4) Summary of water quality lab chemistry results; 5) Point-intercept aquatic macrophyte data and frequency in table form; 6) Angler diary information compiled into a visual summary; 7) Map of immediate watershed with potential critical areas identified; 8) Final written comprehensive lake management plan with management recommendation; 9) Listing and map of shore land management ranks per parcel; 10)Written review of the county resource management plan and sharing of project results for incorporation into county plan updates; 11) Final report and close out materials, including budget items.

Specific project conditions: semi-annual progress reports submitted to WDNR; WDNR review of draft Lake Management Plan; 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
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Red River
Status
Complete

Red Lakes Management District: Lower Red Lk Comprehensive Management Plan Project: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to delineate the lake's watershed, conduct in-lake water quality monitoring, conduct a complete aquatic plant survey, and use this information to complete an updated comprehensive lake management plan and aquatic plant harvesting plan for Red Lakes. The public will be involved in the project through a variety of educational forums and participation in the planning process. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted February 1, 2006.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Lakes Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


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

Red Lakes Management District: Upper Red Lk Comprehensive Management Plan Project: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to delineate the lake's watershed, conduct in-lake water quality monitoring, conduct a complete aquatic plant survey, and use this information to complete an updated comprehensive lake management plan and aquatic plant harvesting plan for Red Lakes. The public will be involved in the project through a variety of educational forums and participation in the planning process. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted February 1, 2006.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Lakes Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Red River
Status
Complete

Friends Of Moose Lake: Comprehensive Lake Management Plan - Moose Lake: The Friends of Moose Lake is sponsoring a project to complete a Lake Management Plan. Project goals include: 1) Research/compile existing physical, biological, and social data to compare with newly collected data; 2) Collect new water quality data to meet objectives of WISCALM Tier 1 baseline monitoring strategy; 3) Assess aquatic macrophyte community condition; 4) Include stakeholders in management planning, data collection/monitoring, and education events; 4) Survey residents for recreational and lake concerns; 5) Begin long-term water level monitoring; 6) Determine current status of the lake\2019s fish population and angler satisfaction levels; 7) Review local institutional programs; 8) Assess shoreline condition collecting development density information, presence/absence of fish and wildlife critical habitat and in-lake course woody structure; 9) Analyze land-use and identify potential critical sites of nutrient/sediment loads within the lake watershed.

Project deliverables include: 1) Summary of lake user survey results; 2) Project related newsletter article(s); 3) Summary of water level data for 2 field seasons; 4) Summary of water quality lab chemistry results; 5) Point-intercept aquatic macrophyte data and frequency in table form; 6) Angler diary information compiled into a visual summary; 7) Map of immediate watershed with potential critical areas identified; 8) Final written comprehensive lake management plan with management recommendation; 9) Listing and map of shore land management ranks per parcel; 10)Written review of the county resource management plan and sharing of project results for incorporation into county plan updates; 11) Final report and close out materials, including budget items.

Specific project conditions: semi-annual progress reports submitted to WDNR; WDNR review of draft Lake Management Plan; 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
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Red River
Status
Complete

Red Lakes Management District: Red Lakes Management Plan: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to update their Comprehensive Management Plan on Upper and Lower Red Lakes during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Red Lakes Management District Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014. The deliverables of the grant project will include all elements listed under NR 198.43 (1)

The grant also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/20/1990
Waters Involved
Upper Red Lake
Status
Complete

Village Of Gresham: Upper Red Lake & Watershed Data Collection, Lake Monitoring: Assemble and review existing data on the lake and watershed. Define data gaps from the above and agter additional data to include: a) water quality sampling at 3 sites for all or some of the parameters in table 1 of the allpication, b) sediment sample tobe analyzed for % organics, total solids, total-P, ammonia N, Kjeldahl N. Develop and implement public involvement program. Prepare land use map for lake and watershed. Identify and evaluate existing ordinances related to non-point pollution control.Develop draft report for public review and comment. Prepare and distribute lake management plan. Information will be disseminated through newsletter mailings, fact sheet distributions, public meetings, local newspaper articles, TV/radio spots(if possible). Project results will be reposited at: Town Halls (Herman and Red Springs), Village Hall (Gresham) and County Courthouse (Shawano).


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

Red Lakes Management District: Upper Red Lk Comprehensive Management Plan Project: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to delineate the lake's watershed, conduct in-lake water quality monitoring, conduct a complete aquatic plant survey, and use this information to complete an updated comprehensive lake management plan and aquatic plant harvesting plan for Red Lakes. The public will be involved in the project through a variety of educational forums and participation in the planning process. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted February 1, 2006.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Lakes Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Upper Red Lake
Status
Complete

Red Lakes Management District: Red Lakes Management Plan: The Red Lakes Management District proposes to update their Comprehensive Management Plan on Upper and Lower Red Lakes during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Red Lakes Management District Lake Protection Grant application, dated December 9, 2014. The deliverables of the grant project will include all elements listed under NR 198.43 (1)

The grant also includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf , in addition to lake bathymetry mapping.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Wolf River Preservation Association: Wolf River Watershed Management Planning - Phase 2: The Wolf River Preservation Association proposes to continue watershed management planning activities. Phase 2 project activities include continuing water quality monitoring, conducting a recreational use survey, continuing to assess erosional areas, continuing to identify exotic species, and preparation of a report summarizing the data collected and analyses performed. The sponsor will provide the Department of Natural Resources with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the report. Information about the results of phase 2 activities will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet, public meeting, and local newspaper article.


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
Red River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Aquatic Invasives County Coordinator - Shawano County
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Menominee
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Red River WatershedWatershed History Note