Large Scale Lake Planning
Lakes Planning Report
The Clear Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive survey of the aquatic plant community in Clear Lake in Sawyer County. This plant study is a necessary prerequisite for a potential future project which will attempt to restore the native aquatic plant life in the lake by removing the exotic invading plant called Eurasian Watermilfoil.
Activities involved in this project will include conducting a macrophyte survey, documenting soil conditions along survey transects, monitoring lake water quality for phosphorus and clarity, preserving lake plant samples, producing a final study report, and developing a demonstration project plan for possible future lake treatment to eliminate the Eurasian Watermilfoil. The study results and proposed future treatment strategy will be presented at a public meeting.
Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
1) A final report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above
2) A demonstration project plan for possible future control measures for Eurasian Watermilfoil
Special conditions for this grant project will include:
1. The aquatic plant survey must be conducted utilizing methodogy approved by the Department of Natural Resources, such as described in the reference work by Jessen and Lound (1962).
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.
Comprehensive Planning Studies