Lake Redstone - Sauk County - Critical Habitat Designation
A Critical Habitat study was conducted from 2005-2007 on Lake Redstone, Sauk County, Wisconsin by lakes, fisheries, wildlife, ecology and water management specialists with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Lake Redstone was chosen for the study for two primary reasons:
1) To protect areas within the lake that are most important for preserving the character and qualities of the lake; and
2) To preserve the reaches of shore that are predominately natural in appearance or that screen man-made or artificial features for the enjoyment of lake residents and visitors.
Lake Redstone has fragile areas that support fish and wildlife, harbor quality plant communities that protect water quality in the lake, as well as unique natural scenic beauty for south central Wisconsin.
Just a few minutes of preventative action can protect our hunting tradition for generations to come. Before launching into and leaving a waterbody, hunters must:
- Inspect waders, boats, trailers, motors and hunting equipment, including boots, blinds and dogs.
- Remove all plants, animals and mud.
- Drain all water from decoys, boats, motors, livewells and other hunting equipment.
- Never move plants or live fish away from a water body.
A special consideration for waterfowl hunters is to remove all seed heads and roots when using vegetation for your duck blinds. It is important to note that it is illegal to use phragmites in counties where the plant is listed as prohibited by NR40, in general these counties include the western half of Wisconsin.
For more information contact Jeanne Scherer, AIS Outreach Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about aquatic invasive species, including where they are prohibited and restricted in Wisconsin, visit the WDNR Invasives Species webpage.
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