Large Scale Lake Planning
Update for Harvesting Permit Renewal. The Lake Beulah Management District (LBMD) wishes to pursue aquatic plant harvesting for the conditional control of Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM).
The Lake Beulah Management District is sponsoring a project to update their aquatic plant management plan.
Project final deliverables: Entry of all data collected into an Excel spreadsheet and an updated APM plan.
Specific project activities: 1) Completion of an approximately 996 point intercept plant survey; 2) entry of results into an Excel spreadsheet; 3) a report with summary tables and maps; 4) upload Excel spreadsheet into SWIMS.
Special Conditions: The report should contain: 1) Summary tables listing plants found, # sites found, overall % frequency of occurrence, % relative frequency of occurrence, overall average density rating; 2) Discussion explaining what the results mean and an overall assessment of the lake plant community; 3) Distribution maps for each exotic species and the top 5-7 native plants (using P/I points); 4) A map imposed on an air photo denoting the harvester cutting paths and areas (in color); 5) Discussion of harvesting logistics- proposed location of off load site(s) and disposal site, map of disposal site, road map showing the disposal site, how often to cut, how deep to cut, how wide to cut; 6) A brief discussion regarding the typical shore pickup schedule; and 7) A table summarizing APM options/action items.