Large Scale Lake Planning
This Wilderness Waters Adaptive Management Plan began with a large-scale project funded by a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant that was awarded in 2010. The project was sponsored by the Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC). White Water Associates, Inc., an independent ecological consulting firm, was a consultant to the PITLC. This plan was updated and this 2019 version is its most recent update. As the name in implies, this plan is intended to be adapted as new information becomes available or new actions are identified.
This aquatic plant management plan addresses Round Lake. Despite this specificity, it maintains the waterscape perspective crucial to effective lake stewardship. This is especially important when it comes to preventing introduction and establishment of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The closely related Wilderness Waters Adaptive Management Plan (Premo et al., 2015) provides additional overarching waterscape level examination that allows greater opportunity and efficiency in water resource management and education.
The Town of Presque Isle is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Round Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Round Lake.
Project activities include: 1) Gather and assess existing Round Lake info; 2) PI aquatic plant survey, community and substrate mapping and analysis; 3) Shoreland assessment; 4) AIS survey; 5) Educational program \2013 meetings and \201Cfloating\201D workshop; 6) Develop LMP.