Large Scale Lake Planning
Mary Gansberg Approval
This management plan provides a multi-faceted approach to address issues and recommend management options based on best fit, cost, feasibility, and desires based on direct input from the lake user survey questions. Many aquatic plant management options are evaluated and, while there is not one silver bullet, it is likely a combination of techniques over a period of several years that will begin to yield positive results. The basic plan is based on exploration of new aquatic plant management techniques with expanded actions for AIS control, overall aquatic plant community control, and protection of the lakeÂs value to all users. Some of these actions potentially include continued harvesting, herbicide applications, protection of ecologically sensitive areas, and AIS and boat landing monitoring. It would be recommended the group start with a specific project component or area of the lake to gain early and immediate success and build off of that for future projects.
The Town of Schleswig Sanitary District #1 is sponsoring a project to update their aquatic plant management plan with special emphasis on aquatic invasive species management and an updated harvesting plan for Cedar Lake.
Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.