PurposeThe Town of Land O\2019 Lakes is sponsoring an AEPP grant to study Forest Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Forest Lake and AIS monitoring.
Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), kick-off meeting, wrap-up meeting, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 4) Fisheries, Shoreline, and Coarse Woody Habitat assessment; 5) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 6) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, acoustic survey, early-season AIS survey, EWM peak-biomass, community mapping, and substrate mapping); 7) Volunteer AIS training and monitoring; 8) Data analysis and LMP.
Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water chemistry data; 3) Watershed maps and modeling data; 4) PI, acoustic, shoreland and woody habitat data; 5) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 6) Aquatic plant vouchers; 7) LMP.
Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs Dept review and approval; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval.
WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, news release(s), newsletter article, stakeholder survey, data from PI survey, acoustic survey, early-season AIS survey, EWM peak-biomass survey, shoreland assessment, woody habitat assessment, watershed assessment and water quality sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.
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