Large Scale Lake Planning
The Spider Chain of Lakes in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, is valued by riparian owners, area residents, Sawyer County, and the WDNR for its fisheries and for recreational use. During 2000 the Spider Chain of Lakes Improvement Association initiated a project to complete a macrophyte survey of the five lakes within the Spider Chain of Lakes. Project objectives include: (1) establish baseline information and (2) identify any issues of concern such as the presence of exotic (i.e., not native to this area) species. The survey results may be used to detect changes in subsequent years.
The Spider Chain of Lakes Improvement Association proposes to conduct a macrophyte survey and a lake association's homeowners survey on "Big Spider", Fawn and North Lakes of the Spider Chain of Lakes, Sawyer County. The project activities include; 1) complete macrophyte surveys during the summer of 1998 on "Big Spider", Fawn and North Lakes, using standard methods specified by DNR, 2) conduct homeowners survey on these three lakes, and 3) complete a final report on the Phase 1 & 2 projects. Project deliverables include a final report on the macrophyte and homeowners surveys for all of the Lakes of the Spider Lake Chain. 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.
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Conduct Survey of Residents
Lakes Planning Grant
Issue News/Media Release