BAYFIELD REGIONAL CONSERVANCY: South Shore Streams Landowner Outreach

Purpose

The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is sponsoring a project in the South Shore streams watersheds educating and encouraging landowners to undertake activities to protect watershed resources. Specific project tasks include: 1) Property owner identification using GIS technology to identify prioritized property owners; 2) Direct mail campaign to at least 500 landowners including an easy-to-follow information packet on voluntary land protection options; 3) Press releases and presentations at local organizations (example, town board meetings) to further raise landowner awareness; 4) Follow-up with high priority landowners through phone calls or additional informational material; 5) One-on-one site visits with landowners as needed to explain options including legal and technical assistance. Final deliverables include: 1) 1. Copies of color GIS maps of each watershed with digitized parcel maps to illustrate the high priority areas worked in; 2) A generalized listing of landowner follow-up contacts by program type. Names, addresses, and other identifiable information will not be included in the project report due to their confidential nature; 3) A copy of the presentation given at community organization meetings, and a list of the meetings where presented; 4) 4. Copies of press releases and the landowner information packet; 6) A listing and description of landowner actions taken as a result of outreach efforts. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Biologist.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP-267-15
2015
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Completed closeout checklist completed after project completion
Fact sheet about land protection options
Scope of South Shore stream watershed project
Presentation on the Siskiwit Falls project
Map of lands protected by the Bayfield Regional Conservancy as of 2017
Expense summary, staff/volunteer time, and mileage report for South Shore Streams Project, 2/15/2015-6/30/2017
Narrative summary of the South Shore streams project
Email with information about a time extension for the Bayfield Regional Conservatory Project
Letter approving a grant time period extension until 12/31/2017
Information sheet about who the BRC is, their purpose, and how the recipient can help with their efforts
Response postcards mailed out to local landowners
Receipts and invoices from the duration of the South Shore project (2015-2017)
Postcard for an informational meeting about efforts to protect 100 acres on the Lower Siskiwit River
Conservation easement information sheet for landowners
Letter sent out to landowners about opportunities to protect streams near where they live
Tax benefits information sheet for local landowners
Letter sent to local landowners about how they can help protect wildlife and who to contact if interested in a project on their land
Landowner questionnaire sent out to local landowners in August 2015
Map of waterbodies covered by the landowner outreach project
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is sponsoring a project in the South Shore streams watersheds educating and encouraging landowners to undertake activities to protect watershed resources. Specific project tasks include: 1) Property owner identification using GIS technology to identify prioritized property owners; 2) Direct mail campaign to at least 500 landowners including an easy-to-follow information packet on voluntary land protection options; 3) Press releases and presentations at local organizations (example, town board meetings) to further raise landowner awareness; 4) Follow-up with high priority landowners through phone calls or additional informational material; 5) One-on-one site visits with landowners as needed to explain options including legal and technical assistance. Final deliverables include: 1) 1. Copies of color GIS maps of each watershed with digitized parcel maps to illustrate the high priority areas worked in; 2) A generalized listing of landowner follow-up contacts by program type. Names, addresses, and other identifiable information will not be included in the project report due to their confidential nature; 3) A copy of the presentation given at community organization meetings, and a list of the meetings where presented; 4) 4. Copies of press releases and the landowner information packet; 6) A listing and description of landowner actions taken as a result of outreach efforts.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is sponsoring a project in the South Shore streams watersheds educating and encouraging landowners to undertake activities to protect watershed resources. Specific project tasks include: 1) Property owner identification using GIS technology to identify prioritized property owners; 2) Direct mail campaign to at least 500 landowners including an easy-to-follow information packet on voluntary land protection options; 3) Press releases and presentations at local organizations (example, town board meetings) to further raise landowner awareness; 4) Follow-up with high priority landowners through phone calls or additional informational material; 5) One-on-one site visits with landowners as needed to explain options including legal and technical assistance. Final deliverables include: 1) 1. Copies of color GIS maps of each watershed with digitized parcel maps to illustrate the high priority areas worked in; 2) A generalized listing of landowner follow-up contacts by program type. Names, addresses, and other identifiable information will not be included in the project report due to their confidential nature; 3) A copy of the presentation given at community organization meetings, and a list of the meetings where presented; 4) 4. Copies of press releases and the landowner information packet; 6) A listing and description of landowner actions taken as a result of outreach efforts.