Large Scale Lake Planning
Applied Ecological Services, lnc. (AES) was retained by the Voltz Lake Management District to conduct a watershed study and non-point pollution source audit and to assist in land-use planning and the design of management and monitoring programs for Voltz Lake, near Trevor, Wisconsin. This study involved several major tasks including prework and checkpoint meetings, aerial photograph and historical documentation procurement, field surveys, modeling of point and non-point pollution sources within the watershed, preparation of lake and watershed management recommendations, development of maps, and sediment analysis. This report follows the seven step approach as proposed. AES has been aware of the problems of this lake and nearby lakes. Lakes in the region are showing signs of eutrophication. Nutrient loading and sediment buildup are the main concerns. Findings and management recommendations to improve the overall quality of the lake follow.
Conduct a thorough study of the lake and its watershed. Develop a long-range plant to improve the condition of the lake in such a way as to benefit the property owners and the public. Study potential improved public access sites. Inform and educate the public of the results of the study to encourage their cooperation in preserving the lake and its wildlife.
Comprehensive Planning Studies