SAWYER COUNTY: Sawyer County AIS Program


Sawyer County is sponsoring a three-year countywide AIS project to conduct AIS education and monitoring activities in Sawyer County. Specific project activities include: 1) CBCW & CLMN AIS monitoring trainings; 2) AIS boat landing signs inventory & installation; 3) AIS monitoring; 4) Purple loosestrife bio-control; 5) AIS outreach & education; 6) Develop AIS control and rapid response plans. Deliverables include annual reports summarizing workshops, training sessions, purple loosestrife bio-control program, and lakes monitored; AIS monitoring and landing signs data entered in SWIMS; maps and associated GIS files; educational materials developed; and plans developed. Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 2) New AIS infestations shall be vouchered and entered in SWIMS; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS; 5) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan. This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
Reports and Documents
List of events as part of grant AEPP-452-15. Includes outreach events and activities completed as part of the grant.
The Sawyer County Zoning and Conservation Department sponsored a project to continue the Sawyer County AIS Coordinator position and project. The position has increased awareness of aquatic invasive species throughout Sawyer County and provided needed resources for lake associations and shoreline owners. The guidance and expertise of the AIS Coordinator was a critical tool for lake associations, tribal partners, and local units of government as they worked on AIS issues.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Grant AEPP-452-15 awarded