LONG LAKE PROTECTION DISTRICT: Identification and Suppression of SSW on Long Lake


The Long Lake Protection District, in partnership with a consultant and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will undertake a rapid response project on Long Lake to control and prevent the spread of Starry Stonewort, listed in NR 40 as a prohibited species. The project will include hand pulling, a point intercept plant survey, mapping of Starry Stonewort beds and experimental chemical treatments. The project deliverable will be a report containing the results of the P/I survey (raw data, distribution/density maps of Starry Stonewort, EWM, CLP and the top 7 native plants in terms of frequency of occurrence), a map denoting the hand pulled areas, results of the chemical treatments, results of the snorkeling survey and a description of public outreach efforts.

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Long Lake is a 109-acre lake located within U.S. Public Land Survey Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Sections 5, 6, and 7, Town of Norway, in Racine County, Wisconsin. The Lake is a valuable natural resource offering a variety of recreational and related opportunities to the resident community and its visitors. In the summer of 2015, the recreational and aesthetic values of Long Lake were threatened by the discovery of Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) southeast of the boat launch by the WDNR. The Long Lake Protection District (LLPD) took immediate steps to assess its extent by applying for an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Rapid Response Grant and contracting with Lake and Pond Solutions Co. This plan is prepared at the request of the LLPD and the WDNR to assist lake managers and regulatory agencies in directing future plant management activities.
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