Large Scale Lake Planning
Comprehensive management plan for Little Saint Germain Lake. Plan includes management goals and implementation plan.
Maps from the comprehensive management plan for Little Saint Germain Lake.
Appendices to the comprehensive management plan for Little Saint Germain Lake.
The primary citizen-based organization leading management activities on Little Saint Germain Lake is the Little Saint Germain Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District (LSGLPRD). The studies included within the current management planning project document the present state of the native and exotic plant populations, compare them to previous occurrences, and use this information to develop a plan for future management of exotic populations. Additionally, the LSGLPRD sought to examine their lake in a holistic manner, understanding the ecosystem and better protecting it from future threats. Shoreland and fish habitat assessment results educate riparian property owners about healthy shorelines and how they may be able to improve their property through BMPs and/or habitat improvements. A stakeholder survey was circulated to assess the needs and concerns of all property owners. Finally, water quality data and analysis collected through a concurrent USGS study was integrated into this project.
Little St. Germain Lake P&R District is sponsoring an LPL grant to study Little St. Germain Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Little St. Germain 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) Early-season AIS survey and EWM peak biomass survey; 6) Data analysis and LMP.