WAUSHARA COUNTY: LCO-Waushara County Lake Planning Phs 3, Grant 4

Purpose

Waushara County is continuing their county-wide study of 33 lakes. All the field work has been completed and phase 3 involves lake management plan development and distribution of information/data gathered The following work activities will be completed in Grant 3: 1. Lake management plan development 2. Public Meetings for each lake a. Introduction meeting b. Information and planning meetings (3 meetings) c. Public presentation meeting 5. Review of existing regulatory framework a. In particular, zoning regulations and comprehensive plans will be examined 6. Targeted messaging for riparian landowners in Waushara County 7. Waushara County Lake Fair participation a. Highlight things being done by lake groups to keep the county lakes in good shape. B. Update current efforts and the status of Phase I & II of the lakes classification project The following deliverables (products) will result from Grant 1: 1. Citizen/User Surveys 2. Lake Management Plans (8 total) a. DNR Lake Coordinator LMP plan review & approval (iterative process) 3. If selected, an interim report will be presented at the 2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in Stevens Point 4. If selected, a final presentation will be given at the 2015 convention and at the North American Lake Management Society Conference. 5. Guide for board of adjustment and municipal plan commissions a. Exceptions to the zoning ordinance. b. Determining the minimum variance necessary 6. A single hard copy and digital copy of all approved LMP\2019s will be given DNR Lake Coordinator. 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 lake coordinator.

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Lakes Grant
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LPT-472-15
2015
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Reports and Documents
Approval letter for LMP at Pearl Lake in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Witters Lake in Waushara County.
The approval letter for the LMP in the Lower White River Flowage in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Porters Lake in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Marl Lake in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Twin Lake in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at West Branch Mill Pond in Waushara County.
Approval letter for LMP at Pine Lake (Springwater) in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Lucerne Lake in Waushara County.
Approval letter for the LMP at Lake Napowan in Waushara County.
This Long Lake Management Plan and the process used to create and update it, allows the Long Lake Association to guide the health of its lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake over the next 20 years. It will provide the guidance for future association board members, lake users, and technical experts by identifying which issues have been addressed and how successful previous efforts have been. The actions identified in a Lake Management Plan (LMP) can serve as a gateway for obtaining resources, including grant funding, to help implement activities outlined in the plan. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available.
This lake management plan (LMP) and the process used to create and update it allows the community to guide the health and future of its lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in the lake over the next 20 years. It provides guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts by identifying which issues have been addressed and how successful previous efforts were. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships, and the resources that are available. From the beginning of this plan’s development, efforts have been made to identify where key assistance exists and identify opportunities for ensuring that the lake’s ecological, aesthetic, and recreational opportunities are plentiful into the future. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining resources, including grant funding, to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to learn about Lower White River Flowage and identify features important to the Lower White River Flowage community in order to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of the lake. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Lower White River Flowage now and in the years to come. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in the lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available. The planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Witters Lake. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Witters Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Witters Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of West Branch Mill Pond. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for West Branch Mill Pond now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the West Branch Mill Pond community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Lake Lucerne. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Lake Lucerne now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Lake Lucerne community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Marl Lake. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Marl Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Marl Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Lake Napowan. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Lake Napowan now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Lake Napowan community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Pine Lake. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Pine Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Pine Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Twin Lake. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Twin Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Twin Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Spring Lake. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Spring Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Spring Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Pleasant Lake. Implementing the content of this LMP will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Pleasant Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Pleasant Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of West Branch Mill Pond. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for West Branch Mill Pond now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the West Branch Mill Pond community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the protection and improvement of Pine Lake. Implementing the content of this lake management plan (LMP) will enable citizens and other supporters to achieve the vision for Pine Lake now and in the years to come. The plan was developed by community members who learned about the lake and identified features important to the Pine Lake community to help guide the fate of the lake. It is a dynamic document that identifies goals and action items for the purpose of maintaining, protecting and/or creating desired conditions in a lake and identifies steps to correct past problems, improve on current conditions, and provide guidance for future boards, lake users, and technical experts. Because many entities are involved in lake and land management, it can be challenging to navigate the roles, partnerships, and resources that are available; the planning process and content of this plan have been designed to identify where some key assistance exists. The actions identified in this LMP can serve as a gateway for obtaining grant funding and other resources to help implement activities outlined in the plan.
A supplemental LMP (Draft) for Pleasant Lake Waushara County.
Many of the lakes in Waushara County are developed around their shorelines. Some of these lakes have formal groups that are addressing water quality and aquatic invasive species, but few have taken a holistic and/or proactive view of their lakes and watersheds. Some of the lakes have minimal development but lack plans to minimize impacts should development occur. There is a need for lake planning, management, and protection for all of the lakes. Over the last three years Waushara County and UW-Stevens Point have surveyed shorelands, aquatic plant communities, and measured water quality in 33 of the lakes with public access (Figure 1). To make the best use of this information, the next logical step is to work with the community members to develop lake management plans. This planning process will include 7 drainage lakes, 22 seepage lakes, and 4 impoundments (Table 1). Location of the lakes and their surface and groundwater watersheds are shown in Figure 1. Seven of the lakes have county parks located on their shores; the parks provide beaches, lake access for fishing and boating, shelter houses, and playgrounds. Most of the other lakes have public access points on municipal properties.
The ultimate purpose of this study is to provide long term benefits to the community by protecting and improving water quality and habitat in and near Waushara County lakes. Our efforts will lead us to develop a county-wide lake management plan, lake specific planning for 33 lakes, and subsequent implementation. We are now in phase 3 of the project; developing lake management plans. Implementation is on-going but is anticipated to increase during and following phase 3.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Waushara County is continuing their county-wide study of 33 lakes. All the field work has been completed and phase 3 involves lake management plan development and distribution of information/data gathered The following work activities will be completed in Grant 3: 1. Lake management plan development 2. Public Meetings for each lake a. Introduction meeting b. Information and planning meetings (3 meetings) c. Public presentation meeting 5. Review of existing regulatory framework a. In particular, zoning regulations and comprehensive plans will be examined 6. Targeted messaging for riparian landowners in Waushara County 7. Waushara County Lake Fair participation a. Highlight things being done by lake groups to keep the county lakes in good shape. B. Update current efforts and the status of Phase I & II of the lakes classification project The following deliverables (products) will result from Grant 1: 1. Citizen/User Surveys 2. Lake Management Plans (8 total) a. DNR Lake Coordinator LMP plan review & approval (iterative process) 3. If selected, an interim report will be presented at the 2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in Stevens Point 4. If selected, a final presentation will be given at the 2015 convention and at the North American Lake Management Society Conference. 5. Guide for board of adjustment and municipal plan commissions a. Exceptions to the zoning ordinance. b. Determining the minimum variance necessary 6. A single hard copy and digital copy of all approved LMP\2019s will be given DNR Lake Coordinator.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Waushara County is continuing their county-wide study of 33 lakes. All the field work has been completed and phase 3 involves lake management plan development and distribution of information/data gathered The following work activities will be completed in Grant 3: 1. Lake management plan development 2. Public Meetings for each lake a. Introduction meeting b. Information and planning meetings (3 meetings) c. Public presentation meeting 5. Review of existing regulatory framework a. In particular, zoning regulations and comprehensive plans will be examined 6. Targeted messaging for riparian landowners in Waushara County 7. Waushara County Lake Fair participation a. Highlight things being done by lake groups to keep the county lakes in good shape.
Lake Management Plan Development
All the field work on 33 lakes has been completed. This phase of the grant (phase 3) involves lake management plan development.
 
Watershed