SAWYER COUNTY: Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Purpose

Sawyer County in partnership with Courtes Oreilles Lake Association in partnership is sponsoring a three-year project on Musky Bay to chemically treat 1-2 acres (<5 acres of the littoral area and in existence <5 years) of Curlyleaf pondweed. The deliverable for this project is an annual report that summarizes volunteer monitoring results, herbicide treatment details, and any other control activities. Project methods require: 1. Treatment to occur before water temperature exceeds 60\00B0F. 2. Monitoring at least twice a year (pre- and post-treatment) to record CLP presence/absence, approximate size of CLP beds, and presence of other plants. Special Conditions 1. Any new identification of an aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department. 2. The Department may provide standardized methods for AIS monitoring. 3. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. 4. Aquatic Plant Management Plans for new and established infestations should use the Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance and meet NR 198.43 requirements.

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