Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Control
AIS grant application for Half Moon Lake 2015.
Grant application resolution for Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire County.
Surface water application checklist for Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire County.
The City ofEau Claire approved the attached resolution authorizing the submission of an application to the Wisconsin Depmiment ofNatural Resources for an aquatic invasive species grant for funding for Half Moon lake herbicide treatments and research in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. It is my understanding that the Wisconsin Department ofNatural Resources has requested a few clarifying language changes to the approved resolution.
A letter of commitment from UW Stout to the rehabilitation of Half Moon Lake.
Native submersed macrophytes play a critical structuring role in biological community dynamics and water quality conditions of aquatic ecosystems (Scheffer 1990, Moss et al. 1996, Jeppesen et al. 1998). These communities promote increased light penetration and water clarity by dampening wave shear stress and stabilizing flocculent sediment from resuspension (Barko and James 1998). They also provide refugia for young fish and habitat for a diversity of invertebrates, including microcrustacea that play an important role in grazer control of phytoplankton (Lauridsen et al. 1996, Burks et al. 2003). These interactions and feedbacks foster a fishery dominated by piscivores, increased grazing pressure on pelagic phytoplankton, and high transparency; features that are desirable both from an ecosystem perspective and for aesthetic and recreational reasons.
Map of project location on Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire Wi.
Grant ACEI-173-15 awarded