TOWN OF CONOVER: Buckatabon Lakes Early Detection & Rapid Response Project


The Town of Conover is sponsoring an Early Detection & Response project which will focus on surveying, monitoring, mapping, and hand-pulling the new discovery of EWM in Upper and Lower Buckatabon Lakes, Vilas County. Project activities include: 1) Conduct annual early-season and mid-late season AIS surveys; 2) Conduct volunteer AIS surveillance monitoring; 3) Control EWM by volunteer hand-removal and DASH efforts; 4) Conduct watercraft inspections and enter data into SWIMS; 5) Conduct milfoil genetics testing; 6) Develop annual maps and report; 7) Develop end of project report. Project deliverables include: 1) EWM survey data and maps; 2) 200 hours of inspection time and entered data; 3) Annual reports and final report describing the findings of the AIS, hand-pulling efforts, and guidance for continued control actions. Specific conditions for this project: Annual reports and final report need Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of reports, all maps, and all aquatic plant and any GIS data.

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Reports and Documents
E-mail containing the final report.
An e-mail correspondence notifying that the current AIRR grant will be terminated, although the project will remain unchanged. A new AIRR grant will be awarded, simply with another sponsor.
E-mail discussing the partial payment for AIRR20116.
Timeline and responsibilities for Buckatabon Lakes.
Financial agreement for the Buckatabon Lakes grant that was awarded.
This report is a summary of activities completed in 2015 and 2016 under the WDNR Aquatic Invasive Species Grant # AIRR-216-17 for Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM). Specifically this report synthesizes (1) Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) monitoring findings, (2) EWM management strategies and efforts, (3) overview of project highlights including a discussion of 2017 strategies and (4) a summary of lake stewardship and AIS prevention activities.
Grant application for Buckatabon Lakes in Vilas County.
EWM locations map in the Buckatabon Lakes of Vilas County.
EWM locations in Upper Buckatabon Lake in Vilas County.
EWM locations of Lower Buckatabon Lake in Vilas County.
Checklist for the AIRR20116 grant.
Surface water grant application for Buckatabon Lakes in Vilas County.
Surface water grant application for Buckatabon Lakes in Vilas County WI.
Map of upper and lower Buckatabon lakes.
Grant application for Buckatabon Lakes in Vilas County.
Buckatabon Lake Association Resolution, expressing interest in obtaining a cost-share grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Lab report for the Buckatabon Lakes in Vilas County.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Lower Buckatabon
Grant Awarded
Upper Buckatabon